Reeling from the relentless opposition from the Left parties, the UPA government unexpectedly received vociferous support on Thursday from RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and DMK supremo Karunanidhi for the Indo-US nuclear deal.
Lalu Yadav said the nuclear deal is necessary for the country’s development and it would be unfortunate if the agreement falls through.
As senior CPM leader Sitaram Yechury met Lalu Yadav, the Railway Minister said the government needed to take the allies along as both the deal and the Left support are needed. He added that Nuclear power had been a necessary requirement and assets must be created for the next generation.
Offering its support for the implementation of the Indo-US nuclear deal, the DMK, a key constituent of the ruling UPA, said it would stand by the Congress on the issue.