Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi on Monday said that the Indian “constitution is the voice of marginalised and prudence of majority”.
“Our constitution is the voice of marginalised and prudence of majority. Its wisdom continues to guide us in moments of crisis. It's in our best interest to heed advice under the constitution. If we don't, our hubris will result in sharp descent into chaos,” news agency ANI quoted him as saying during an event on Constitution Day.
“When it was brought into force, our Constitution was criticised. Sir Ivor Jennings termed it as far too large and rigid. Time has weakened criticism and it's a matter of pride that our constitution has lived with great vigour in last 7 decades,” he added.
During the same event, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the people must “trust India's democracy.”
“We need to trust India's democracy because they have this confidence we can unseat any political leader or political party howsoever popular, howsoever powerful in Delhi or in states,” Union Minister said added, “Ordinary Indian's sixth sense & DNA of his inherent trust in Indian democratic process, regardless of his religion, caste, community, economic status or literacy is the most defining moment of India's constitutional governance.”
Constitution Day is celebrated on 26 November every year to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India. The Constituent Assembly of India, on 26 November 1949, adopted the Constitution of India. It came into effect on 26 January 1950.