Hooda defends Indo-US deal, raps its critics

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Jind, June 21 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today strongly came in the defence of the Indo-US nuclear deal and criticised those politicians who were opposing it.

''Nuclear energy is the need of the country and it requires nuclear fuel for which 123 nuclear deal is essential,'' he said while addressing the Congress party workers at Uchana in Jind District.

Without naming to any political party the Chief Minister said," The welfare of the country cannot be achieved until and unless the politicians rise above party politics and selfish interests." He said that France was a developed country and it generated maximum of its energy needs from nuclear energy.

He said under the dynamic leadership of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the UPA government had created a history by waiving agricultural loans of farmers to the tune of Rs. 71000 crore.

Mr Hooda said the Congress party has its own ideology which laid stress on politics based on ethics and issues. He also said the party workers were the backbone of Congress and it was their duty to propagate the policies and programmes of the government to the public.

He made it clear that those leaders who left the Congress for one reason or the other, were again welcome in the party. He urged the Congress workers to work with misssionary zeal for the betterment of people.


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