- PM Modi slams Dynastic parties in Indian politics
- At the Constitution Day event, Prime Minister Modi lashed out as 14 opposition parties skipped the event
On Friday morning, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, said that the country is headed towards a crisis, which is “a matter of huge concern” for those having faith in the spirit of democracy, as he went all-out on the Congress.
The Indian Prime Minister lashed out at the “dynastic parties” at the Constitution Day event, which 14 opposition parties skipped just one day after the Member of Parliament (MP) from the Congress, Mallikarjun Kharge, held a strategy meeting in a prelude to the next week’s winter session.
In his address, Prime Minister said, “Party for the family, by the family… do I need to say more? If a party is run by one family for many generations, then, it isn’t good for a healthy democracy… look at the political parties from Kashmir to Kanyakumari”.
He added, “Dynastic parties are a matter of great concern for those who want to protect the Constitution. India is headed towards a crisis.”
Prime Minister’s comments came when the opposition presented a united front against the in-power Central Government.
In a sharp attack at the Gandhis’, PM Modi said, “By dynastic politics, I don’t mean that more than one member of a family can’t enter politics.
“No… on the basis of potential, with people’s blessings, people can join politics. But if a political party – generation after generation – is run by one family, it becomes a threat for democracy,” at the Constitution Day event.
Visuals showed Union Minister Rajanth Singh and others thumping their desks in response.
Even back in 2015, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, said that his government had faced protests when the Constitution Day was first celebrated.
He said, “‘Why are you doing it… what’s the need?’ they had asked,” and slammed the opposition as he added, “The day was meant to offer respects to BR Ambedkar for what he did for the country.”
The Constitution of India, one of the longest in the world, has a Preamble, 22 parts with 395 articles, and eight schedules. Dr BR Ambedkar played a pivotal role in drafting the Constitution.
14 opposition political parties, including the Shiv Sena, RJD and Trinamool Congress skipped the key event today, which was attended by the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, along with several other Union Ministers.
Member of parliament from Congress party, Manickam Tagore said, “This government – led by the BJP – does not respect the Constitution… They don’t govern as per the Constitution but want to celebrate Constitution Day… This is a PR event that they started,” as quoted by NDTV, today.
After the meeting of the opposition parties, led by Mr Kharge, on Thursday, all 14 opposition parties are on board to unite against the government, sources in the party have said.
Mr Khare said, “There is no role for the opposition leaders, no proper invite, and no place or permission to speak at this event,” on Friday afternoon, targeting the PM Modi-led government.
On differences with the Trinamool Congress and the Members of the Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Meghalaya switching sides, he said, “It’s not a personal issue it’s about respecting our role. We will work unitedly on a host of issues, including inflation.”
It would come as no surprise if the winter session, which is all set to begin from next week, will be stormy.