Congress lauds Bush's untiring efforts for nuke deal

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New delhi, Sep 28 (UNI) Upbeat over the passage of the Indo-US Nuclear deal by the US House of Representatives, the Congress today said the event was "the highest feat of diplomacy chiselled and sculptured by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh" and thanked US President George Bush for his ''untiring efforts".

"Proud India presents itself to the entire world with victory after victory from the day the Memorandum of Understanding on 123 agreement in the year 2005 to the Trust Vote in Parliament on July 22 this year, clearance from the IAEA, endorsement from 45 nation Nuclear Suppliers Group and now passed by the US House of Representatives,"AICC Media Department Chairman Veerappa Moily said in a statement here.

"The great surge is now poised ultimately to have the approval of the US Senate and also the final signing of the Nuclear Agreement between India and the United States, " he said.

Mr Moily said this was the highest feat of diplomacy chiselled and sculptured by great statesman Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, guided and inspired by Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

"The 21st century has been heralded as the century of India and its glorious future," Mr Moily said, adding "the nation and its youth are ever grateful to Dr Singh and Ms Gandhi for the 'greatest achievement in the annals of the history of the nation." Congratulating the 'dedicated' team of diplomats and nuclear scientists on the achievement, he said, "Nation is also grateful to US President George Bush who made it possible to happen due to his untiring efforts." UNI SH AKJ GC1814

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