Speaking in the Lok Sabha, on the occasion of Constitution day, Congress president Sonia Gandhi, highlighted several remarks from her point of view, as she believes, the constitution strengthens democracy and unity of the country. Constitution is that document which is crafted after decades of toil, and it took three years to write the constitution, though there were debates over it.
The Congress president used the platform to launch a scathing attack on the BJP led NDA government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that, “The incidents in the past few months show that it is totally against the principles enshrined in the Constitution. The people who don’t have faith in the Constitution. The people who don’t play any role in the forming of the Constitution are swearing by the Constitution. What can be a bigger joke than that”.
It may be recalled that the constitution of India, was formally adopted on 26 November 1949, and Dr Rajendra Prasad complimented Dr Ambedkar, saying that, there could not have been any better chief for the drafting committee, to which Dr Ambedkar stated conclusively that, he was surprised at being chosen as the chairman, as there were other more knowledgeable and experienced members in the committee. When Dr Ambedkar came back to India after his studies, he just had one aim for the country, which was to provide respect to the poorest of the poor.
In her speech, the UPA chairperson Sonia, said that, the history of the constitution is liked to India’s freedom struggle, and hence, interlinked with the Congress party. The fundamental and human rights got added in the proposal in March, 1931, during the Karachi convention. Likewise, the constituent assembly got support from Nehru, Patel, Rajendra Prasad, and Maulana Azad.
She praised Mahatma Gandhi, and also saluted Dr BR Ambedkar, JawaharLal Nehru, as well as Sardar Patel, towards the end of her address, for their contribution and struggle in the formation of the constitution of India.