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From one language to one-party hint

Amit Shah says people have started questioning the efficacy of the multiparty system in the country

  • Published 18.09.19, 4:25 AM
  • Updated 18.09.19, 4:25 AM
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Amit Shah at the convention organised by the All India Management Association. (PTI)

Union home minister Amit Shah on Tuesday spoke about the failure of the multiparty parliamentary democratic system while referring to the years before 2014 and laid stress on the need for 130 crore Indians to move in a coordinated fashion to realise Narendra Modi’s vision.

The oblique hint at single-party democracy came soon after Shah projected Hindi as the best suited one language to unite India.

Speaking on the topic “New India, Great India” at a convention organised by the All India Management Association, Shah painted a grim picture of the country during the 10 years of UPA rule.

He said people had started questioning the efficacy of the multiparty system in the country. Shah said the founding fathers had envisioned a multiparty parliamentary democratic system to create a welfare state and give voice to every citizen.

“But after nearly 70 years of independence, there was a question in the minds of the people whether the vision of the founding fathers had really been realised? Whether the multiparty system had failed to fulfil the aspirations of the citizens of the country?” Shah said. People were absolutely disappointed with the performance of the previous governments, he added.

Shah juxtaposed his grim assessment of the pre-2014 coalition government, a manifestation of the multiparty system in the country, with the vision of a “Great India” under Modi post-2014 to indirectly stress the greatness of one-party rule. For realising PM Modi’s dream, it is required that 130 crore Indians move ahead in a coordinated fashion, Shah said.