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US pressurising India on N-deal: CPI
September 19, 2007 14:03 IST
Ahead of the key United Progressive Alliance-Left Committee meeting, top Left leaders on Wednesday met in New Delhi to chalk out the strategy, with the Communist Party of India accusing the United States of putting pressure on India on the nuclear deal.
"They (US) are pressurising us. You know it very well. They have set a timetable and they want India to work under the timetable," CPI leader A B Bardhan said when asked to comment on US Ambassador David Mulford's statement that time was running out for India on the deal.
Revolutionary Socialist Party's Abani Roy said, 'US is in a hurry. Let our government decide. We are meeting in the evening in which we will convey our feelings to them. The Left has always been saying not to go ahead without proper consultation. If they go ahead, lets see what will happen."
Besides Roy, the meeting is being attended by six members of the 15-member UPA-Left panel on the nuclear deal.