Tuesday, August 14, 2007

PM defends N-deal, Left walks out

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh defended the nuclear deal in Parliament on Monday, saying that all commitments to the Parliament had been fulfilled.

''The agreement with the US will open new doors in capitals across the world,'' said the PM in the Lok Sabha but by then his Left allies had walked out in protest.

Amidst loud slogans he reiterated that India's position has not been compromised and India's nuclear interests have been protected.

The Rajya Sabha also witnessed slogan shouting and walk outs preventing Manmohan from finishing his statement.

Eventually, the PM laid his speech on the table of the House. The Rajya Sabha was adjourned till Tuesday.

The Left Front is insisting on a parliamentary debate while the NDA has moved a motion under Rule 184 asking for voting on the nuclear agreement.

They say it needs to be renegotiated.

The Left has said it will formulate its response to the PM's statement in due course but significantly the Left remained silent as the Prime Minister made his statement in Parliament.

1 comment:

IGNACIO said...

Una látima, que unos paises aboguen por la proliferación no nuclear, y las grandes potencias ayuden a los paises que les interese adentrarse en el mundo de los programas nucleares.