Blind opposition to everything is never the way ahead: Narendra Modi
We are firm believers in democracy: Modi
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his reply to the motion of thanks on the President’s address to Parliament, in the Lok Sabha, underlined the importance of proper functioning of democracy and highlighted the centuries old democratic tradition of India.
“We are firm believers in democracy. And, we also believe that criticism is an essential part of democracy. But, blind opposition to everything is never the way ahead”, he emphasized. The Prime Minister lamented the fact of using the pandemic for political purpose. He criticized pushing people who were following lockdowns, when guidelines were suggesting that people stay where they were, being asked and scared to leave Mumbai and Delhi for their hometown in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
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Modi also regretted the blind opposition to efforts that should be universally supported. “If we are talking about being vocal for local, are we not fulfilling the dreams of Mahatma Gandhi? Then, why was it being mocked by the Opposition? We talked about Yoga and Fit India but that was mocked by the Opposition too”, he said. “The world has taken note of India’s economic strides and that too in the middle of a once in a lifetime global pandemic”, he added.
Before starting his speech, the Prime Minister paid tribute to Lata Mangeshkar. “Before making my speech, I would like to pay tributes to Lata Didi. Through her music she unified our nation”, he said.
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– global bihari bureau