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We will wait and watch on N-deal: CPI-M

September 29, 2007 16:34 IST

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The CPI-M on Saturday it would "watch" if the UPA government stayed the operationalising of the Indo-US civil nuclear deal that might have "serious implications".

"We will see whether the government is going to stay the operationalising of the N-deal because it will have to go through the nuclear safeguards talks at the IAEA meeting and receive assurance of fuel supply from the Nuclear Supply Group (NSG)," the party's central committee member Nilotpal Basu said.

Emerging from the first day's session of the CPI-M central committee meeting, Basu said, "If the deal was operationalised, what should be our energy policy, foreign policy, strategic considerations? These have to be addressed."

The CPI-M leader said, "As a fallout of the operationalisation of the nuclear deal, India's reprocessing right is subject to amendment by American laws, and we are upset that the party's stand is being projected as a Left-UPA spat."

To a question if the issue of communalism could pre-empt softening of the CPI-M's stand on the n-deal, he said, "I cannot speculate and tract 'concessions' from the US on the issue. It is a question of the attitude of the government. Sanctity of the prime minister's assurance to Parliament is more important."

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