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None In Democracy Can Claim To Be Above Law: VP Dhankhar

"An ecosystem is being shaped to combat India's emergence as a global power," says Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar

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Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Thursday described India as the most functional democracy in the world and stressed that none in the world has legitimacy or credentials to teach us about this aspect. 

Speaking at the rising India summit-2023, he said that India's constitutional institutions are spinally strong and independent and we are proud of our judicial system.

Dhankhar said, "It is painful that some amongst us are engaged in thoughtless orchestration of sinister campaigns to taint and tarnish our democratic institutions."

Calling upon everyone to be cognisant of virtual intense warfare against India's integrity, he cautioned that sinister forces, within and without, are working with a pernicious agenda to sully and downsize our growth trajectory and run down our success. 

"An ecosystem is being shaped to combat India's emergence as a global power," he added.

The vice president further said that attacking India's legitimacy as a nation-state, its constitutional institutions including the Parliament is becoming a favourite pastime of some outside the country. 

“You will not find a parallel in the world that people holding positions of power would go to other countries to run down their own country,” he stated.

Observing that “disorder has become the normal order in the Parliament,” Dhankhar wanted the legislatures to become genuine platforms for dialogue, debate, discussion and deliberation and not a theatre of disruptions and disturbance. 

Stating that everyone should work for nurturing and blossoming of our democracy, he appealed to the journalists and intelligentsia, to generate the climate so that our parliamentarians, in temples of democracy, exemplify high standards worth emulating by people at large.

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