Saturday, November 17, 2007

Left forced to accept US nuclear deal

Humiliated by Nandigram incident the Left have been cornered. They were trying to stop development in India . But now they have to accept the deal.

India's communist parties have approved the government starting crucial talks with a UN watchdog on a controversial civilian nuclear deal with the US.

The move by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's left allies has revived hopes that the deal is not dead.

Earlier, the communists had opposed the deal, threatening to pull out of the governing coalition.

This had led to the belief that Mr Singh may be forced to shelve the deal which he had described as a "landmark".