Hitting out at European Union (EU) lawmakers for moving resolutions on Jammu and Kahsmir and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday (27 January) said that India did not need advice or guidance and there was no scope for outside interference in New Delhi’s internal matters, reports The New Indian Express.
Naidu remarks came in response to the European Parliament gearing up for a debate and vote on a motion tabled by a large chunk of its members against India's new citizenship law, which it alleges marks a "dangerous shift" in the country's citizenship regime.
"Such efforts are totally uncalled for and unwarranted and I hope that they would refrain from making such statements in future,” Naidu said at a book launch event in Delhi.
He added that India was capable of addressing the concerns of its citizens and needs “no advice or guidance in such matters from others”.
"As a republic with 70 years of experience, we have successfully withstood various challenges. We are now more united than ever before and no one should have any concerns in this regard," Naidu said.
The Vice President also complimented the people for India's successful 71-year long journey as a republic and said that we as a nation will always be committed to justice, liberty and equality for all our citizens.