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SP open to fresh look at N-deal
June 30, 2008 18:14 IST
Last Updated: June 30, 2008 18:26 IST
The Samajwadi Party, whose 39 members of Parliament can play a crucial role in helping the government if the Left parties withdraw support, on Monday said it would be open to giving a fresh look at the Indo-US nuclear deal, a statement that is seen as not being opposed to the Congress.
"There is no talking or meeting point. If there is some point which we have not taken care of or missed or if something is brought to our notice, we are open to going through it," SP leader Amar Singh said on arrival from his trip abroad.
His remarks assume significance in the context of speculation that SP may side with Congress in case of a trial of strength in Lok Sabha if the Left parties, with 59 MPs, withdraw their outside support.
He told NDTV that his party had a stated position and could not change it overnight.
Amar Singh said he would consult his party colleagues and also meet Communist Party of India-Marxist general secretary Prakash Karat. No formal dialogue between his party and the Congress has started on the issue, he added.
He said his party would decide on its stand at the meeting of the UNPA on July 3.