Some in Delhi try to give us lessons on democracy: PM Narendra Modi

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Screengrab from the video shared by @narendramodi on Twitter
Screengrab from the video shared by @narendramodi on Twitter

New Delhi : Some people in Delhi keep trying to "teach us a lesson on democracy", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday while aiming his gun at former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi over his remarks that there is "no democracy" in India.

Rahul Gandhi had recently alleged that those who stood up against PM have been labeled as "terrorists" "even if it were (RSS chief) Mohan Bhagwat".

"There are people in Delhi who always taunt and insult me. They want to teach me lessons in democracy. I want to show them Jammu and Kashmir DDC (District Development Council) polls as an example of democracy," PM Modi said after launching the Ayushman Bharat scheme for health insurance coverage to all residents of the union territory.

"Some political forces keep lecturing on democracy but see their duplicity and hollowness. The party that rules in Puducherry hasn't conducted local body elections despite the Supreme Court's order, whereas Jammu and Kashmir held Panchayat-level polls within one year after becoming a union territory," the Prime Minister said. 

PM Modi highlighted how recent elections in Jammu and Kashmir gave strength to the roots of democracy in India.

"I would like to congratulate the people of Jammu and Kashmir for strengthening democracy. I saw how the young and the old reached the voting booths in the District Development Council (DDC) polls. The people of Jammu and Kashmir strengthened the roots of democracy in the DDC polls," PM Modi said.

Rahul Gandhi, on the other hand, has stood strong in favour of protests by farmers and reached out to the President recently asking him to intervene in the matter.