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DMK backs Congress on Indo-US nuclear deal

DMK backs Congress on Indo-US nuclear deal
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First Published: Thu, Jun 19 2008. 05 07 PM IST
Updated: Thu, Jun 19 2008. 05 07 PM IST
PTI
Chennai: Pledging its support for the implementation of the Indo-US nuclear deal, the DMK, a key constituent of the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA), said it would stand by the Congress on the issue.
DMK Spokesperson T.K.S. Elangovan told PTI that his party MP and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi’s daughter Kanimozhi had already made this point clear in the Rajya Sabha recently.
Asked whether the implementation of the deal would cause a split between the Left and the Congress, he said Karunanidhi had already stated any such divisions between the UPA and the Left would only pave the way for “communal forces like the BJP”.
The comments by the DMK spokesperson came amid speculations that the Congress plans to go ahead with the implementation of the deal despite strong opposition from the Left.
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First Published: Thu, Jun 19 2008. 05 07 PM IST