BJP's opposition to nuke deal issue-based compared to Left:Advani

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Jhunjhunu, Nov 17 (UNI) Senior BJP leader and Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha L K Advani today alleged that his party's opposition to the Indo-US nuclear deal was issue-based whereas the Left was opposing it only to target the United States.

Talking to reporters in the nearby Malsisar town, Mr Advani said BJP was opposing the deal for certain provisions and clauses and the launguage of the terms and conditions which did put several rides on our discretion of future nuclear tests and were detrimental to our national interests.

In contrast, the Left was opposing the deal only to register its opposition to the United States.

He said the Manmohan Singh Government at the Centre was misleading the nation over this contentious issue which would have direct fall-out on the national interest and even the sovereignty.

Mr Advani was in town to participate in a function organised by a private college.

BJP State president Mahesh Sharma, sitting MP Subash Meharia, Rajasthan Ministers Rajendra Singh Rathore and Prabhu Lal Saini were also present.


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