Chandigarh: July 17: Presiding over a meeting of the District and Block Presidents of Congress Committees here today Smt. Rajinder Kaur Bhattal President Punjab Congress called upon the Partymen to make the common man aware about the effects of the Nuclear Deal.
Terming the opposition of Nuclear deal by the left Parties caused by allergy to America she criticized the opportunistic approach of Bharitya Janta Party and its allies especially the Shiromani Akali Dal Badal who are using this opportunity to topple the UPA Government.
Supporting the deal on all counts Smt. Rajinder Kaur Bhattal stressed that Nuclear energy was the only everlasting source of energy in the Modern times and no one can deny its role for efficient fuel for the aeronautics, spaceships, power plants and industrial requirements of the 21st century. The hue and cry raised by the leftists about the defense related reactors is farce as the defense installations have been excluded from the ambit of supervision by the AIEA . She added that Nuclear energy was the only remedy for the ever-growing demand of power for agriculture and industrial sectors.
While addressing the meeting of the party men Chief spokesman of the congress Mr. Bir Devinder Singh dwelled at length on all the facets of the Indo-US civil Nuclear deal so that party men are fully conversant of its good impact for the Country as a whole and gains for the energy starved Punjab in particular. He said the significance of the nuclear deal goes beyond the concrete benefits that may accrue to India and US. It means not only a real transformation in bilateral relations; it is the legitimization of India ’s nuclear assets and recognition of India as a nuclear weapon State . The whole world is talking about nuclear renaissance today and if India miss the chance now that would put us far behind others and India would not be able to become member of the Global Nuclear Mainstream, he said.
Earlier Smt. Bhattal presided over a meeting of the Congress Legislature Party in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha whereby a resolution was adopted by the CLP whereby the Legislature Party called upon all MPs of Punjab to rise above the Party lines and support the UPA Government in the larger interests of the Nation.