After India got independence, along with Britain, America also proposed to India to become a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. At that time America wanted to make India on its side.
According to the news, then Prime Minister Pandit Nehru did not agree and rejected this proposal. At the same time, the permanent membership of UNSC was sent to China i.e. it was given veto power to China and India left it.
Please tell that if Prime Minister Pandit Nehru had not taken such a decision, today India would have the power of veto power. At present, China has used this power many times against India. America, France, Russia, China and Britain have the power of veto.
What is veto power?
The word veto is a Latin word meaning “I forbid”, an official of a country who has the authority to unilaterally withhold legislation.
The right granted to the permanent member countries of the United Nations Council (UNSC) of the United Nations Organization (UNO) is called Veto Power. Countries that are permanent members of the United Nations, such as China, France, Russia, the UK, and the United States, have veto power.
History of Veto Power:-
In February 1945, a ceremony took place in the city of Yalta in Crimea, Ukraine. This event is also called the Yalta Conference or the Crimea Conference. In this ceremony, the Prime Minister of the Soviet Union Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin proposed the use of veto power. The Yalta ceremony was held to plan for the aftermath of the war.
Prime Minister of England Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill, Prime Minister of Soviet Union Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin, President of America Franklin D. Roosevelt participated in this ceremony. Veto was established after the establishment of the League of Nations in 1920, that is, the veto power came into existence after the League of Nations. At that time all permanent and non-permanent members of the League of Nations had veto power.official of a country who has the authority to unilaterally withhold legislation.