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N-deal benefits both India and US: PM

August 13, 2007 11:22 IST
Last Updated: August 13, 2007 14:12 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh [Images] on Monday made a statement in the Lok Sabha on the civil nuclear deal with the United States amid slogan shouting by Third Front members.

The prime minister said the deal benefits both India and the US.

Earlier, the Samajwadi Party members chanted slogans denouncing the government and the Congress over the nuclear deal which they alleged favoured the US.

It was trouble from the word go with the SP members storming the well on the issue. Members of the Bharatiya Janata Party joined them but on the issue concerning political developments in Goa [Images].

Janata Dal members sought to raise the issue of flood situation in Bihar.

Speaker Somnath Chatterjee said after the prime minister's statement, the House will take up a special discussion on the flood in Bihar.

Chatterjee was critical of agitated members.

"People have not sent you here to shout slogans. The country is watching you. If you do not conduct business in a proper manner, then there is no justification for Parliament to exist," he said.

As the din continued, the Speaker adjourned the House till 1400 hrs.

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