NEW DELHI: With majority of the opposition and DMK absent, the government was able to comfortably defeat amendments in the President’s speech in the Rajya Sabha demanding that India should initiate an indictment of Sri Lanka for its war crimes.
In his reply to the Rajya Sabha debate on the motion of thanks to the President’s speech, the Prime Minister said,“As regards the issue of a draft resolution initiated by the US at the ongoing 19th Session of the UNHRC in Geneva, we do not yet have the final text of their Resolution. However, I may assure the House that we are inclined to vote in favour of the Resolution,” he said, repeating his statement in Lok Sabha on Monday.
The amendments were defeated with 84 of the 94 members present voting for the government as members from the Left and NDA walked out. The DMK members, including Kanimozhi, who were present in the house earlier made themselves absent during the voting.