- PM Modi launches scathing attack at the Congress.
- 'One party is serving one family', says PM Modi.
- Congress, TMC and several other Opposition parties decided to boycott the Constitution Day event.
PM Modi Constitution Day Speech: Prime Minister Narendra Modi used the occasion of Constitution Day to launch a snide attack at the Congress after the Sonia Gandhi-led party and other Opposition parties decided to boycott the event at Parliament's Central Hall on Friday.Speaking on the occasion, PM Modi raised the issue of dynastic politics saying 'one party is serving one family', adding that some parties have lost democratic values.
"More than one person can come from a family to run the party on the basis of merit, but one family running a party for generations is a danger to democracy," PM Modi said targeting the Gandhis and Congress in his Constitution Day address. "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," he added.
"Our Constitution binds our diverse country. It was drafted after many hindrances and united the princely states in the country," PM Modi said.
"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 added.
As part of the Constitution Day celebrations President Kovind, PM Modi addressed MPs at the Parliament's Central Hall. The programme organized in Parliament was also addressed by Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. Several programmes are also being organised in the Parliament and Vigyan Bhawan on the occasion.
As per a release issued by the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs, the Centre will celebrate Constitution Day as a part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.
The nation is celebrating Constitution Day on November 26 to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India by the Constituent Assembly in 1949.
The observation of Constitution Day started in 2015, based on the vision of the Prime Minister to give due recognition to the significance of this historic date. The roots of this vision can also be traced back to the "Samvidhan Gaurav Yatra" organised by the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in 2010.