With the voting on US resolution on Sri Lanka to take place at Geneva, Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said that he would have liked the Parliament to adopt a resolution, but the other political parties did not support such a resolution.
"Until yesterday afternoon when I was involved in the discussion, we made it clear that it was government's intention to try to get a resolution passed in Parliament. In fact, yesterday morning in a media conference two of my colleagues and I made our intentions clear. I think we even had a rough draft of the resolution," Chidambaram told the media here.
"While I respect the views of other parties in Parliament, I think it will be a big disappointment to the people of Tamil Nadu. As an Indian and a Tamil, I would have liked the Parliament to adopt a resolution, but we have to live with the fact that other parties did not support such a resolution," he added
Chidambaram further said he has been told that the Permanent Representative in Geneva has left with instructions to move amendments in the Council.
The US-sponsored resolution against Sri Lanka will be voted upon today at the 22nd session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. The voting on the US resolution against Sri Lanka will take place at 10 a.m. Geneva Time
The resolution aims at 'promoting reconciliation and accountability in Sri Lanka' following the country's armed conflict against the LTTE that ended in 2009.
Member countries can move amendments to the resolution till the time of voting
It would be quite noticing to see whether India votes in favour of the resolution or against it
The DMK earlier on Tuesday withdrew its support to the UPA over the issue of alleged human rights violations of Sri Lankan Tamils, and ruled out any reconsideration
A five-member DMK delegation headed by TR Baalu handed over a letter by party supremo M. Karunanidhi to President Pranab Mukherjee at 10.30 pm at Rashtrapati Bhavan withdrawing support of its 18 Lok Sabha MPs to the UPA government.