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PM for N-Deal without Left support

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh preferred to give total push to the Indo-US nuclear deal.

He reportedly told Congress chief Sonia Gandhi that efforts to operationalize the pact should not be called off even in the face of Left opposition

The PM expressed his views when Sonia met him on Wednesday morning. Singh also told Sonia the party needed to take a view soon because no purpose was served in holding talks with the Left when no progress was being made.

With discussions between Karat and Mukherjee failing to yield a breakthrough, the government did not see any purpose in formal talks with the Left on Wednesday. The government opted to reschedule the UPA-Left meeting for June 25, as it is
aware of the fact that the Left parties will resolutely reject the government’s pitch for de-linking an IAEA safeguards agreement with the 123 pact.

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