On India's Constitution Day, PM Modi slams dynastic politics
On India's Constitution Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke on dynastic politics and said that parties being ruled by single family for generations were not good for healthy democracy.
"The spirit of the Constitution has also been hurt, every section of the Constitution has also been hurt, when political parties lose their democratic character in themselves. How can the parties which have lost their democratic character protect democracy?" said the Prime Minister.
He further slammed the dynastic politics prevalent in the country.
"On the basis of merit, more than one person can go in politics from one family and this will not make the party family-oriented. But one family is in politics generation after generation," the Prime Minister added.
PM Modi said that India was moving towards a crisis due to family run parties.
He paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and all those who fought during India`s independence struggle.
"Constitution Day is the day to salute this House, where many of India`s leaders brainstormed to give us the Constitution of India. We also pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi and all those who fought during India`s independence struggle," he said.
In India, Constitution Day is celebrated on November 26 each year. The day marks adoption of the Indian Constitution by the Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949.
The Constitution Day was first celebrated in 2015 as a mark of tribute to India`s first Law Minister Bhim Rao Ambedkar, who played a pivotal role in the drafting of the document.The Constitution of India, one of the longest written Constitutions of the world, constitutes of a Preamble, 22 parts with 395 articles and eight schedules.