New Delhi, Jan 29: In a crucial diplomatic victory for the Modi government, there will be "no voting" on the EU resolution on CAA on Thursday.
The vote to defer the joint resolution criticising the CAA was approved by 271 votes in favour and 191 against in the parliament. The debate on the joint draft resolution tabled by five major political groups in EP was to be debated on Wednesday, with a statement from the EU Vice President/High Representative for foreign affairs and security policy.
The debate was scheduled for 7.30 local Brussels time. At least four speakers on the list of MEPs speaking on the resolution on CAA in European Parliament were in the list of the delegation the government invited to Kashmir in October 2019. However, the vote scheduled for Thursday will now be held in March, after India and European Union hold their annual summit in the first half of the month.
Government sources said here on Wednesday evening that: "Friends of India prevailed over the Friends of Pakistan in the European Parliament today". "Strenuous efforts of outgoing British MEP, Shaffaq Mohammad to have a Resolution passed by the European Parliament against India on the penultimate day before Brexit were defeated," the source said. UNI