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Its worth the risk, says Rahul

Amethi, July 16
Hailing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's "vision, tenacity and leadership" over the Indo-US nuclear deal, Rahul Gandhi today said that the accord was worth the risk and if the government falls in the process so be it.

Coming out fully in support of the deal he, however, expressed confidence that the government would secure the vote of confidence in the Lok Sabha.

For ideological or political reasons the deal is being opposed. But the Congress has taken a decision which is correct. Sometimes in life, risk has to be taken. The leadership the Prime Minister is showing...he thinks it is in the interest of the country. If the government falls in the process so be it, Gandhi told reporters.

The young Congress general secretary said the government would win the vote of confidence. "Even if we don't it doesn't matter because the decision is in the interest of the country."

Describing the nuclear deal as fundamental to India's energy problems and one which can make the country a global player, he said, I also believe that you need guts to do it. I appreciate it. I would tell him (PM) to take the risk again, again and again. That is leadership. PTI

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