In what is seen as a historic win for India, the nuclear deal was today approved by the US Senate after three years of twists and turns. However, the deal is now likely to be portrayed as a political windfall for the Congress.The party is expected to project the N-deal as a massive victory for the nation in quest for energy security. However, the Left and BJP will attack the Congress for selling out India’s national interests to the United States.This historic success is likely to be projected by the UPA government as a personal triump for the Prime Minister. But the question that arises is will Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi be able to convert this success into votes. Congress spokesperson Manish Tiwari said, “I do not think there is any need to get into the speculation of a possible early elections. The UPA government will complete its whole term and this has been repeated in the past as well. As far as translating this success to voting is concerned, there will definitely be an electoral linkage. Because when one is talking about energy security, it related to the everyday need to common people.”
Ahmedabad, Oct 3(IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party should adopt a positive attitude towards the India-US civilian nuclear deal now that it has received the nod of the US Senate, said Gujarat Pradesh Congress chief Siddharth Patel here Friday.Patel told mediapersons that the deal came about due to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s determination and commitment.
“Those who are saying it impinges on the country’s sovereignty are telling lies. This deal is totally a civilian nuclear deal and does not impact the eight nuclear reactors in the country which are for defence purpose,” said Patel.
On the Nanavati Commission report on 2002 Godhra train fire and subsequent Gujarat riots, Patel said there are several inconsistencies in the report that are crying for clarification.
Leader of Opposition in the assembly Shaktisinh Gohil said the nuclear deal was...