Fair and Uninterrupted Voting by 60 Crore People and Smooth Transfer of Power is the Strength of Indian Democracy: Speakers Om Birla

Indore- 9 July: Lok Sabha Speaker Shri Om Birla was felicitated at a Nagrik Abhinandan Samaroh during his one-day visit to Indore. On this occasion, Shri Birla referred to India’s strong leadership at the global level and said that in today’s time, solutions to the world’s biggest challenges are coming from India. He added that under the leadership of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, India is providing guidance to the entire world.

Referring to the G20 Summit held in India last year, Shri Birla said that historic and decisive decisions were taken during the Summit under the leadership of India. He observed that earlier the G20 nations were not able to decide any agenda by consensus, but under the leadership of India, the world realized that the solution to the challenges of the country and the world can come through the spirit of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. He added that by strengthening democracy, India has inspired the world to collectively solve challenges.

Shri Birla called upon all parties in the 18th Lok Sabha to hold high quality discussions in the Parliament and live up to the expectations of the people. Referring to the world’s largest festival of democracy, Shri Birla said that the fair and uninterrupted voting by 60 crore people and the smooth transfer of power is the strength of India’s democracy which has been witnessed by the whole world. He added that the Election Commission strives for every vote and ensures successful and smooth voting process in every corner of the nation. Shri Birla said that people express their views freely through voting. He added that this election process has given a message to the world that only parliamentary democracy ensures the expression of people’s views.

Shri Birla observed that India is providing solutions to every global challenge. Describing climate change as the biggest challenge facing the world, Shri Birla said that Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi gave the mantra of environment-friendly lifestyle to the world. He emphasised that the lifestyle of every person should be environment friendly. Shri Birla stressed on making this mantra of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi a mass movement.

Praising Indore, Shri Birla said that Indore has taken a pledge to tackle climate change and preserve the environment, which has become a mass movement of the people of Indore. Praising the cleanliness of Indore, he said that the people of Indore have made it a mass movement due to which the city is the cleanest city in India. Appealing to the public representatives, Shri Birla said that to deal with climate change, every public representative must consider environmental protection as their personal responsibility and adopt an environment-friendly lifestyle.