Democratic process can’t be overturned by unlawful protests: PM
AS SOUTH Block enjoyed the unmatched scenes of chaos in Washington DC, with pro-Trump supporters storming the United States Capitol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday joined a chorus of world leaders in expressing concern over the turn of events and said that “orderly and tranquil transfer of power should continue”.
” Distressed to see news about rioting and violence in Washington DC. Organized and serene transfer of power must continue. The democratic process can not be enabled to be overturned through unlawful demonstrations,” Modi published on Twitter.
Distressed to see news about rioting and violence in Washington DC. Organized and peaceful transfer of power should continue. The democratic process can not be permitted to be overturned through unlawful protests.
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 7, 2021
These remarks come amid growing disquiet in New Delhi over the way in which Trump reacted to his electoral defeat and his rejection to yield the elections. Sources said there was considerable issue at the highest levels in the Federal government over the “instability” and “unpredictability” in the US because the November elections.
Besides, President-elect Joe Biden is a known product for India’s America hands– External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla and Indian ambassador to the US Taranjit Singh Sandhu have handled him in his previous roles.
On November 17, as quickly as it became clear that Trump was losing the elections, Modi was among the world leaders to praise Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their triumph.
” Spoke to US President-elect @JoeBiden on phone to praise him. We restated our firm dedication to the Indo-US tactical partnership and discussed our shared concerns and issues– Covid-19 pandemic, environment modification, and cooperation in the Indo-Pacific Region,” Modi had posted on Twitter.
” I also communicated warm congratulations for VP-elect @KamalaHarris. Her success is a matter of great pride and inspiration for members of the dynamic Indian-American neighborhood, who are a remarkable source of strength for Indo-US relations,” he had published.
Till then, India had actually engaged proactively with the Trump administration over the past four years– Trump was the essential visitor at 2 public events, in Houston in September 2019 and in Ahmedabad in February 2020.
At the Howdy Modi occasion in Houston, the Prime Minister, who has described Trump as a “real pal of India”, had notoriously remarked: “Abhi Baar Trump Sarkar”.
Trump, too, has actually been supportive of India, consisting of on Pakistan-backed cross-border horror after the Pulwama attack and the Balakot air campaign. He also refrained from commenting on India’s moves in Kashmir, including the revocation of Post 370, and the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
But with the inbound Democratic administration all set to take charge later this month, Thursday’s statement showed New Delhi’s recalibration even as significant US allies like the UK, France, Germany, Australia, EU condemned the Capitol violence.
NATO secretary basic Jens Stoltenberg, who was amongst the first to react, said: “Stunning scenes in Washington, D.C. The outcome of this democratic election should be respected.”
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson explained the storming of the Congress as “disgraceful”. “The United States means democracy around the globe and it is now vital that there should be a serene and organized transfer of power,” he stated.
France’s President Emmanuel Macron stood in front of the French and United States flags to state that what took place in Washington DC was “not America”. He also expressed belief in the “strength of American democracy”.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated the violence “needs to never ever succeed in overruling the will of the individuals”. He said: “Democracy in the US need to be supported– and it will be”.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas stated Trump and his advocates “must finally accept the choice of the American citizens and stop trampling democracy”.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, another close ally of the United States, condemned the “acts of violence and looked forward to a tranquil transfer of federal government to the recently elected administration in the great American democratic tradition”.
European Union president Ursula von der Leyen stated peaceful transition of power was at the core of democracy. “Joe Biden won the election. I anticipate dealing with him as the next President of the U.S.A.,” she tweeted. The head of EU’s foreign affairs, Josep F Borrell, explained the violence as “an unseen assault on United States democracy, its organizations and the rule of law”.
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