On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a subtle jab at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi without specifically mentioning him, saying that certain people in London were doubting India’s democracy—the same country that houses a statue of Guru Basaveshwara. “I feel blessed to be at Bhagwan Basaveshwara’s homeland right now. The Anubhava Mantapa’s construction was one of his outstanding efforts. This democratic system is studied everywhere in the world. And there are numerous additional reasons why India is not only the world’s greatest democracy, but also the origin of democracy. I had the good fortune to receive an invitation to London to dedicate the statue of Bhagwan Basaveshwara.”
While he laid the first stones for numerous construction projects in Hubballi-Dharwad, Karnataka, Prime Minister Modi made the statement.
“But, it is regrettable that concerns about Indian democracy are being voiced from London-based soil. No force has the power to undermine Indian democracy. Yet, some people continue to make measures to undermine Indian democracy. Bhagwan Basaveshwara, the people of Karnataka, and the people of India are all being derided by these individuals. Karnataka must avoid such individuals, the prime minister declared while blowing the poll bugle.
The recent UK tour of Rahul Gandhi has caused tensions between the BJP and the Congress because of the remarks he gave at several venues in London where he discussed Prime Minister Modi, a “attack on democracy,” the China issue, etc. Rahul Gandhi stated in his Cambridge speech that India’s democracy is under attack and that opposition leaders aren’t permitted to speak in Parliament as he highlighted the necessity of the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
He claimed that PM Modi is imposing something that India cannot accept and destroying India’s architectural heritage. Rahul Gandhi claimed he never disparaged India on foreign land, notwithstanding the criticism his claims have received.
But, it is the prime minister who asserts that throughout the Congress administration, there was no improvement.
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