“Colonial Mindset”: PM Slams Pressures On India Over Climate Pledges

New Delhi : In the Constitution Day Speech Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for erasing a “colonial mindset” that only exists to “thwart India’s growth”.

Modi Spoke second time today. First time addressing at the central hall of parliament he criticised political parties as the biggest threat to democracy a party run by the same family generation after generation. He spoke for a second time in Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan in the presence of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana.

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November 27, 2021

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New Delhi : In the Constitution Day Speech Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for erasing a “colonial mindset” that only exists to “thwart India’s growth”.

Modi Spoke second time today. First time addressing at the central hall of parliament he criticised political parties as the biggest threat to democracy a party run by the same family generation after generation. He spoke for a second time in Delhi’s Vigyan Bhawan in the presence of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana.

In the second speech, PM Modi took a swipe at developed nations that have been trying to persuade India to cut down carbon emissions, when these nations have themselves been the biggest emitters of carbon and have benefitted from fossil fuel-powered industrial growth, long before emerging economies could see proper growth.

India is headed towards a crisis, which is “a matter of huge concern” for those having faith in the spirit of democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said this morning in an all-out attack on the Congress. The Prime Minister lashed out at the “dynastic parties” at the Constitution Day event, which 14 opposition parties skipped a day after Congress MP Mallikarjun Kharge held a strategy meet in a prelude to the next week’s winter session.

“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,” the Prime Minister said in his address.

“Dynastic parties are a matter of great concern for those who want to protect the Constitution. India is headed towards a crisis.”

PM Modi’s comments come as the opposition presents a united front against the government.

“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,” the Prime Minister said in a sharp attack at the Gandhis.

Visuals showed Union Minister Rajanth Singh and others thumping their desks in response.

In 2015 too, PM Modi said, his government had faced protests when the Constitution Day was first celebrated. “‘Why are you doing it… what’s the need?’ they had asked,” he said, slamming the opposition, “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.

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