Addressing members of the Consultative Committee of Parliament on Foreign Affairs in New Delhi on November 15, Prime Minister Nehru justified the action of the Indian delegation in voting against the UN resolution on Hungary. The stand taken by India's chief delegate, Mr. V.K. Krishna Menon, was fully endorsed by the Prime Minister, who paid a warm tribute to him for the manner in which he put forward India's viewpoint. He explained that India did not agree with the operative part of the UN resolution on Hungary, envisaging holding of elections there under the UN auspices. He pointed out that if they accepted the principle of holding elections under the UN auspices it would be a dangerous precedent and may give an opportunity for ambitious powers to interfere in the affairs of other countries. About consulting the Afro-Asian group, Mr. Nehru said as the proceedings were rushed through, there was no time to consult them. Answering questions about Russian action in sending troops to Hungary, Mr. Nehru said that perhaps the Russians felt that on account of immigration from the neighbouring countries and armaments flowing into Hungary, that country might not only become free from Soviet influence, but might even turn against Russia. Some members asked whether Mr. Menon acted on his own authority in voting against the resolution or did he obtain prior instructions from New Delhi. Mr. Nehru replied that in such matters it was not always possible for the chief delegate to obtain instructions from his Government.