Hyderbad, Jul 7 (UNI) Justifying India's nuclear deal with the US, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajasekhara Reddy today said the deal posed no threat to the country's sovereignty.
In a release here, he alleged that the Left parties were resorting to ''double standards'' on the nuclear deal with the US, but were not against the nuclear deal with China.
He said the UPA Government was insisting on the nuclear deal with the US as it was in the interests of the nation.
Refuting the allegations by the Left parties that the UPA Government was pledging the country's interest by making nuclear deal with the US, the Chief Minister said there was no question of the Government bowing to the US and the deal was necessary to meet the future energy needs of the country.
Since the oil producing countries were increasing the prices of oil, it was necessary to look into alternative energy resources and it was essential to go for the deal.
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