Indian Oposition BJP Uges Gov't to Stand Firm at Copenhagen Summit
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India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday told the parliament it would support the Congress-led government at the forthcoming Copenhagen summit if the government does not agree to demand from developed countries on carbon emissions and other climate change issues, reported the semi-official Press Trust of India.
The report quoted senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi as saying when initiating discussion in the parliament on impact of climate change that Environment Minister Jairam Ramesh should not side with developed countries and should instead fight for India's cause at the summit.
India is yet to announce any commitment to cutting carbon emission and has called on developed countries to play a leading role in cutting carbon emission and increase technology transfer to developing countries.
(Xinhua News Agency December 4, 2009)