Modi Govt weakened democratic institutions: Azad
Doda: Leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha and General Secretary AICC Ghulam Nabi Azad said that Modi Govt. has weakened the democratic and constitutional institutions established and strengthened in the country for the past seven decades by the successive governments right down from Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru regime.
Remembering the Architect of Constitution of India Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, while addressing series of election rallies in Ramban and Doda Dist. Ghulam Nabi Azad said that mandate in the constitution was carried out by establishing strong constitutional and democratic institutions in the country which are the pillars of strong and vibrant democracy.
However, Modi regime and BJP have made every attempt to weaken and politicizing of such institutions by various modes, which is very harmful for the largest democracy in the world and these are the danger signs for the future of democracy in this country. He said that erosion of authority and diluting of the democratic institutions are the indications of weakening of democracy.
Lashing out at the economic policy of Modi Govt. Azad said that the Modi Govt. pursued pro-rich and anti-poor policies which created havoc for poor and common man of this country. He said that cost of the essential commodities of life have gone several times high because of unprecedented hike of petrol, diesel, ration and all commodities of daily use, making it difficult for poor and common people to survive. He said the farmers continuously commit suicides for failure to re-pay farming loans and Modi Govt. remained indifferent.
“However the chronic capitalists close to corridors of power ran away after looting tax paid money from banks,” he said.
He said that Modi Govt. has started to issue certificate of nationalism and is questioning the patriotism of any one of this country on the basis of religion and caste.
He asked the misguided people to read and refresh their memory from the history about the contribution and sacrifices of each country man irrespective of caste, color or creed in making India since post-independence.
Azad said that Mod Govt. has nothing to market their achievements during past 5 years and they are banking upon emotional issues of religion and region and achievements and sacrifices of our security forces.
Azad appealed the people to vote for Congress party and ensure the victory of its nominee Vikramaditya Singh for the larger interests of nation.