Prime Minister Narendra Modi once again recalled the phase of Emergency in India during an interaction with the diaspora in Munich, Germany and said it was a black spot on India’s vibrant democracy.
“Today is 26th June which is also known for the day when the democracy of India which is in the DNA of every Indian was crushed and suppressed 47 years ago. Emergency was a black spot on the vibrant history of India’s democracy.
“We Indians are proud of our democracy. Today we can proudly say that India is the mother of democracy… The diversity of culture, food, clothing, music and traditions makes our democracy alive. India has shown that democracy can deliver and it has.
“In the last century Germany and other countries benefited from the industrial revolution. India was a slave then and therefore could not take advantage. But now India will not lag behind in the fourth industrial revolution, it is now leading the world.”
“Today, every village in our country is open defecation free, has electricity and 99% of the villages also have clean cooking fuel. India has been providing free ration to 80 crore poor people for the last two years.
“In India now we have a unicorn every 10 days. There was a time when India was nowhere in the race for startups. Today we are the third largest startup ecosystem. Similarly, we used to import even the simplest phones, today we are the second largest mobile phone manufacturer in the world.”
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