Congress upbeat over progress on nuke deal

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New Delhi, Sep 26 (UNI) Expressing hope that the US Congress will give its nod to the Indo-US Nuclear deal today, the Congress Party said it would be the 'greatest day' for India.

"It is the success story of the India-US Nuclear deal. We are reaching that pinnacle in a few hours," AICC media department chairman Veerappa Moily told mediapersons.

"With that, our country will get great opportunity for opening nuclear commerce with other countries," he said, while expressing happiness over the "fruitful" meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and US President George Bush.

Referring to the meeting between Dr Singh and Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, he said both the leaders wanted normalisation of relations and opening of trade across the Line of Control beginning October.

"This again will open up new era in the relationship with our neighbour," he said.

Asked if the Congress concurred with the statement of Dr Singh that the people of India loved Mr Bush, Mr Moily said ''India does not believe in hate culture.'' Replying to a question, he said the delay in getting Congressional nod to the deal was not because of any objection but only because of some technicality.

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