SP, Congress to seal deal over the deal today
With an endorsement of the India-US nuclear deal by former President and renowned scientist A P J Abdul Kalam, Samajwadi Party’s Mulayam Singh Yadav and Amar Singh will meet Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and PM Manmohan Singh on Friday for a summit that is expected to help seal the deal over the deal.
The SP leaders will call on the PM first and are expected to convey their approval for the deal, citing the endorsement secured from Kalam on Thursday. The meeting will be followed by Mulayam Singh formally conveying SP’s stand on the deal to fellow UNPA constituents, who are opposed to any truck with Congress, their principal enemy.
This will coincide with a Left Front meeting during the day to work out the modalities of withdrawal of support after the government announces its decision to take the next step on the deal.