Day After US Capitol Siege, Lok Sabha Speaker Says India Understood for ‘Smooth Shift of Power’
The smooth shift of power after 17 Basic elections and over 300 Assembly polls in the country since self-reliance is a sailent function of Indian democracy, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla stated on Friday. Keeping individuals at the centre of governance has actually been the basic idea of the Constitution and has actually deepened the faith of citizens in democracy, he said.
His comments come a day after the United States experienced a violent pro-Donald Trump mob storming the US Capitol Hill, looking for to stop House proceedings on accrediting President-elect Joe Biden’s win in the 2020 Presidential election.
Birla also stated the nation can not be empowered without strengthening the Panchayati Raj organizations and making them more accountable to individuals. Speaking at an outreach programme here to present and familiarise Panchayat agents with the performance of the Parliament and democratic concepts, Birla stated Gram Panchayats were the main force behind the strength of Indian democracy.
” Smooth transition of power after these 17 General elections and over 300 Assembly polls is a speciality of our democracy. We have actually made efforts to enhance democracy from Panchayat to Parliament,” the Lok Sabha Speaker said. “Panchayati Raj organizations like Gram Sabha have actually been our democratic customs. Our idea of democracy is strong,” he stated, addressing representatives of Panchayati Raj institutions.
He stated if Panchayati Raj institutions are run effectively and properly, a detailed change can be caused in society. Birla also talked about the scope for advancement of rural tourism in Uttarakhand.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Rawat attended the programme essentially. “India is strong as a democracy due to the Panchayati Raj institutions. Advancement in urban centres is mutually dependent on rural advancement. Rural economy needs to be strong with a corruption-free model of advancement,” Rawat stated.
The program was also attended by Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha Speaker Prem Chand Agarwal, Panchayati Raj minister of the state Arvind Pandey, Lok Sabha secretary general Utpal Kumar Singh to name a few. The programme was arranged by the Parliamentary Research Study and Training Institute for Democracies (PRIDE), Lok Sabha Secretariat in coordination withthe Uttarakhand government.
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