New Delhi : Uncertainty over the stability of the Manmohan Singh government appeared to have ended Friday as Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) general secretary Prakash Karat indicated that the Left would continue to support the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA).
As the CPI-M politburo began a two-day meeting to discuss the Left strategy in the wake of its objection to the Indo-US civil nuclear deal, Karat said: “The honeymoon may be over but the relationship can continue.”
He was referring to Communist Party of India (CPI) general secretary A.B. Bardhan’s remark Thursday that the honeymoon between the UPA and the Left was over and that the withdrawal of Left support to the government was imminent.
The Left parties, which provide outside support to the government, have rejected the nuclear deal saying they did not want India enter into a strategic alliance with the US.
Manmohan Singh has dared the Left to withdraw support if cannot support the nuclear deal.