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Will not allow UPA to work under US pressure: BJP

By Abdul Nisar

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Kolhapur, Aug 23: Bharatiya Janatha Party (BJP) leaders told that the party will not allow United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to work under United States pressure.

BJP senior leader Gopinath Munde told during concluding session of Maharashtra BJP's executive meet that BJP won't allow the bill to be passed since its Opposition is in majority in Rajya Sabha.

BJP opposed the amendments in the crucial Nuclear Liability Bill, that provides for compensation in case of a nuclear accident.

The proposed amendment says: “Provided that the central government may, by notification, assume full liability for a nuclear installation not operated by it if it is of the opinion that it is necessary in public interest."

This means that the government, looking into the future, agrees to handle compensation for victims of a nuclear accident even if the operator is someone other than the government.

The opposition parties also opposed the amendment suggested to Clause 17 in the Bill, which dilutes the liability of the supplier of nuclear technology.

Different media reported that opposition parties will again combine to fight against amendments in the Nuclear Liability Bill.

OneIndia News

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