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N-deal: 'Larger political consensus exists'
H S Rao in London | December 14, 2007 17:57 IST
Asserting that "there is larger political consensus" on the India-United States civil nuclear deal, Commerce and Industry Union Minister Kamal Nath has expressed confidence that the Congress party would prevail upon its coalition partners on the issue.
"We will be able to prevail upon the coalition partners. We will find conversion on it," he told BBC (Asia) programme. A majority of the people were in favour of it and "there is larger political consensus on the issue," the minister said in London [Images].
He is attending a two-day meeting of the UK-India Joint Economic and Trade Commission.
The Left, which provides crucial outside support to the ruling Congress-led UPA, has threatened the government with mid-term polls if the talks with IAEA for the implementation of the Indo-US deal continue beyond December.