New Delhi should have supported resolution against Sri Lanka: FM

Chennai: Differing with his government's stand of abstaining from voting in UNHRC on the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka, Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said New Delhi should have supported it.  “It is my personal
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PTI March 28, 2014 14:14 IST
Chennai: Differing with his government's stand of abstaining from voting in UNHRC on the US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka, Finance Minister P Chidambaram today said New Delhi should have supported it.  

“It is my personal opinion.

Twenty three countries had supported it and we also should have supported even if it was a watered down one,” he told reporters here.  

The decision could have been taken by officials in the External Affairs Ministry, Chidambaram, who hails from Tamil Nadu where the ethnic conflict involving minority Tamils in Sri Lanka has an emotional appeal, said.

He pointed out that there was no consensus among political parties in the state over this issue.

 
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