Congress Member of Parliament Shashi Tharoor has defended the British Parliament for discussing the agricultural reforms in India. ‘Just as we, in India, can discuss say the Palestine-Israel issue as we've done in the past or we can discuss if we so choose any other domestic issue of a foreign country, British parliament has the same right,’ Tharoor said. India had earlier summoned British High Commissioner over the issue. ‘Foreign Secretary made it clear that this represented a gross interference in the politics of another democratic country,’ a statement from the MEA said. Watch the full video for all the details.
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While speaking to ANI in the national capital on March 10, Lok Sabha Congress MP, Shashi Tharoor spoke on the discussion that took place in UK Parliament on farm laws. Tharoor said, "Just as we, in India, can discuss say Palestine issue as we have done or can discuss if we so choose any other domestic issue of a foreign country, the British Parliament has the same right." "I don't blame the Government of India for doing its job, for speaking up for its point of view. But we must recognise there is another point of view and that people in democracies, elected representatives are free to air their point of view on this," Shashi added. "I don't think there is something so surprising. We should just take it as a normal give and take that happens between democracies," he further stated.
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