India opposition BJP says unlikely to call confidence motion in parliament
NEW DELHI (REUTERS) - India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is unlikely to call a confidence motion in parliament after the ruling coalition lost support of a key ally, party leaders said on Tuesday.
BJP spokesman Prakash Javedka said the party viewed the pullout of the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) as a negotiating ploy to extract concessions from India's Congress party-led coalition.
The DMK is based in the southern state of Tamil Nadu, and has often pressured the Indian government to do more to protect Sri Lanka's minority Tamil population. It wants the Indian government to introduce stronger language into the resolution, including the use of the word"genocide".
The government has yet to give a response on what its position on the resolution would be.