Unfortunate that India’s democracy was questioned in UK: PM Modi in a veiled jibe at Rahul

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi took an indirect dig at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi over the latter’s remarks during his recent visit to the UK. PM Modi said that it is ‘unfortunate’ that questions were raised on India’s democracy in London.

PM Modi made the remarks at Hubli-Dharwad in Karnataka, where he laid the foundation stone and dedicated several development projects.

PM Modi said on Sunday, ‘India is not only the largest democracy, but the mother of democracy… It is unfortunate that India’s democracy was questioned in London. Some people are constantly raising questions on India’s democracy.

He said, “No power in this world can harm India’s democratic traditions, but some people are putting it in the dock.”

Last week, Rahul Gandhi told British MPs in London that working microphones in the Lok Sabha were often silenced against the opposition.

During his UK visit, Rahul Gandhi had also alleged that media, institutional structures, judiciary, parliament are all under attack. He also expressed regret that democratic parts of the world, including the US and Europe, have failed to notice that “a large part of democracy has come undone”.