Political dynasty the greatest enemy of democracy: PM Modi

Targeting ‘political dynasty’ on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said it was the biggest ‘enemy of democracy’ because those who rise up because of their dynasties have no respect and fear the law because they believe that if their previous generations were not responsible for corruption, no one can touch them like this.

Speaking at the Second National Festival of Youth Parliament in the Central Hall of Parliament, Modi said: “It is now true that the days of those who won elections solely on the basis of surnames are coming to an end. But in politics, this dynasty disease is not completely over. There are still people whose ideas, thoughts, goals concern the politics of their family and the preservation of their family in politics.

The Prime Minister said that this dynasty burdens the country with “akshamta” (inability) and results in a lack of respect for the law. “Political dynasty instead of nation first, reinforces the feeling of ‘only me and my family’. This is also a big reason for political and social corruption. corruption of their previous generations was not taken into account, so no one will be able to do anything to them. They see successful examples of it at home. Therefore, these people do not respect the law and have no fear of it, “said said Modi.

Urging young people to join politics, he said the responsibility to change the situation rested on their shoulders, “not to take, to possess or to become, but to do something”.

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As the National Youth Parliament Day was held on Swami Vivekananda’s birthday, Modi referred to him several times, saying that Vivekananda had focused on the growth of individuals and communities. institutions, and that the new education policy was a step forward in this respect. Modi said the ecosystem that the NEP sought to develop would provide an education system that would prevent the urge to go abroad.

“This policy gives the highest priority to the desires of young people, to their talent, to their understanding…choose any stream. If you want to take a break from one class and pick another, you can. Now it won’t happen that the hard work you put in for your previous course is wasted,” Modi said.

The event was also attended by Ministers Kiren Rijiju and Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank and Lok Sabha Chairman Om Birla.

Modi also said that in times of crisis there were opportunities to build new structures, referring to the Gujarat State Disaster Management Act passed in 2003 when he was Chief Minister as as a precursor to the national law which he said had saved many lives during the pandemic.