The government on Tuesday took a strong stand against the UK Parliament over its unwarranted discussion on India's farm reforms.
In a statement, the Ministry of External Affairs said that Foreign Secretary Harsha Shringla summoned the British High Commissioner and conveyed strong opposition to the unwarranted and tendentious discussion on India's agricultural reforms in the British Parliament.
The Foreign Secretary made it clear that this represented a gross interference in the politics of another democratic country. He advised that British MPs should refrain from practicing vote bank politics by misrepresenting events, especially in relation to a fellow democracy.
Over 100 UK parliamentarians in January this year had written a letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, expressing their concern over the agitation of farmers in India. Since then they have been demanding a debate on the issue.
A substantial number of anti-India Khalistani Sikhs and Pakistanis live in the UK, making them a significant vote bank in British politics. As a result, they try to wield their influence over India's domestic affairs by building up international pressure through legislative mechanisms.