Swaraj denies taking assistance from Tharoor in drafting resolution in Jadhav case

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr. 12 (ANI): Downplaying reports of seeking assistance of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor in drafting a resolution to be adopted by both the houses of Parliament in condemning death sentence given to alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter stating there was no dearth of talent in her ministry. While responding to an article by a leading English channel, Sushma tweeted, "There is no dearth of talent in my ministry. I have the assistance of very able Secretaries." <blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">There is no dearth of talent in my ministry. I have the assistance of very able Secretaries. <a href="https://t.co/JH1wVAczLz">https://t.co/JH1wVAczLz</a></p>&mdash; Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) <a href="https://twitter.com/SushmaSwaraj/status/851814120374636544">April 11, 2017</a></blockquote> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script> Many articles started doing rounds informing about Swaraj asking the former under-secretary general at the United Nations to help with drafting resolution in the matter. The Parliament has echoed in solidarity on the issue of Jadhav and condemning Pakistan. Jadhav, who was arrested in March last year by Pakistan and accused by the country of spying, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on Monday triggering tension between India and Pakistan. Observers and experts on criminal or espionage-related laws in a majority of countries have suggested that the death sentence against Jadhav is a clear violation of Article 36 of the Vienna Convention that makes it mandatory for every government to provide consular access to an arrested foreign national by officials of his/her government. (ANI)