Lok Sabha to discuss nuclear deal on November 27 and 29

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New Delhi, Nov 15 (UNI) The Lok Sabha will discuss the controversial Indo-US Nuclear Deal for two days on November 27 and 29 even as Opposition BJP announced that it would seek a discussion on November 19 on an adjournment motion on the massacre and mayhem in Nandigram in West Bengal.

A decision regarding the debate on the Nuclear deal was taken by the Business Advisory Committee of the House, Deputy Leader of the BJP Parliamentary Party Vijay Kumar Malhotra told newspersons.

Mr Malhotra said the NDA and the BJP were seeking discussion under Rule 184, providing for a vote at the end of the debate. The BJP is against certain provisions of the deal which sacrificed India's strategic interests and made the country dependent on the Nuclear Suppliers' Group to obtain nuclear fuel for its power plants.

''We will place our objections in Parliament and expose the hollowness of the Communist parties whose opposition to the deal were driven by their antipathy to United States and not in the national interests.'' On being inquired about the meeting between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and NDA Chairman Atal Bihari Vajpayee last night, the BJP spokesman said the NDA MPs would be apprised about the issue at the meeting of the NDA leaders at the residence of Leader of Opposition in Parliament L K Advani this evening.

Both the Houses of Parliament will adjourn till November 19 for observing Chhat Pooja, the Sun worship, a major festival for the people of Bihar, Jharkhand and Eastern Uttar Pradesh.


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