Thousands in Serbia are protesting against populist President Aleksandar Vucic on Saturday as riot police deployed inside the country's parliament, saying they wanted to prevent the opposition from storming the building.
"Marshal Tito was a familiar name in many Indian households. I understand that he addressed Indian Parliament during his visit to India in 1954. Thus, the Parliaments of our two countries had the privilege of and benefit of learning from each other," Vice President Naidu said.
"Serbia respects diversity, my message is that the Serbian government is here for all of its citizens ... the people have the right to march," Serbia's first openly lesbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said.
Vucic today met with 100 of his party lawmakers who promised to vote for Brnabic in Serbia's 250-seat parliament. She needs at least 26 more votes to be confirmed. Party official Marija Obradovic says if Brnabic does not get the additional support, an early vote will be held.