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CPI criticises govt on CHOGM meet issue

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 17:13

New Delhi: CPI on Wednesday accused the UPA government of adopting a "callous" attitude towards the Tamil Nadu Assembly resolution on human rights violations in Sri Lanka, saying it would have far-reaching consequences on Centre-State relations.

"It was in an unprecedented manner that the (assembly) resolution was passed unanimously. Centre should have given due respect to it. If it continues to adopt this callous attitude, it will have far-reaching implications on Centre- State relations and raise serious questions on the formulation of the country`s foreign policy," party national secretary D Raja said here.

Evolution of foreign policy is "not the exclusive domain of the party in power in Delhi", he said, adding that the policy cannot be formulated in an abstract manner for an abstract situation.

"It has to be evolved on the basis of concrete situation based on consensus. India being a diverse country, all sections of the people and all regions must be taken into confidence in this process," Raja said.

His statement came as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh decided to skip the CHOGM meeting in Sri Lanka, but External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid said he has taken a "considered" call on the visit.

First Published: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 - 17:13

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