India No Longer Regarded Democracy, Has Earned ‘Electoral Autocracy’ Label: Congress Cwc Meeting

PTI, New Delhi

Published by: Amit Mandal
Updated Sat, 16 Oct 2021 08:19 PM IST

Summary

In the meeting of the Congress Working Committee, the resolution was passed targeting the central government. In this, many allegations were made against the government including weakening the judiciary by not filling the vacancies in courts and tribunals.

Congress Working Committee meeting
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The Congress on Saturday claimed that India is no longer considered a democracy and has become recognized as a country with an electoral autocracy. Along with this, the Congress called upon all the democratic parties to join hands to strongly oppose the Modi government.

Congress said- India’s identity is no longer that of democracy
The Congress Working Committee (CWC), in a resolution on the political situation in the country, said the attack on democratic institutions tells the sad and shameless story of the Modi government. The CWC said that India is no longer considered as a democracy. Contempt of Parliament has been done. The judiciary has been weakened by not filling up vacancies in courts and tribunals.

accused of undermining independent bodies
The Congress alleged that independent watchdog bodies like the Information Commission, the Election Commission and the Human Rights Commission have been weakened. The media is being threatened through raids and false cases. The resolution alleged that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been threatened and their welfare activities have been stopped. Government agencies have been widely misused to suppress the voices of the people.

intrusion into people’s lives
On the Pegasus spyware controversy, the CWC said the government has secretly used malicious spyware to infiltrate people’s lives. Every aspect of democracy has been weakened. The Congress party will oppose every sinister attempt to turn the country into a surveillance and police state. The constitutional promise of freedom and justice for all in the Modi government has turned into a hopeless hope.

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The Congress on Saturday claimed that India is no longer considered a democracy and has become recognized as a country with an electoral autocracy. Along with this, the Congress called upon all the democratic parties to join hands to strongly oppose the Modi government.

Congress said- India’s identity is no longer that of democracy

The Congress Working Committee (CWC), in a resolution on the political situation in the country, said the attack on democratic institutions tells the sad and shameless story of the Modi government. The CWC said that India is no longer considered as a democracy. Contempt of Parliament has been done. The judiciary has been weakened by not filling up vacancies in courts and tribunals.

accused of undermining independent bodies

The Congress alleged that independent watchdog bodies like the Information Commission, the Election Commission and the Human Rights Commission have been weakened. The media is being threatened through raids and false cases. The resolution alleged that non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have been threatened and their welfare activities have been stopped. Government agencies have been widely misused to suppress the voice of the people.

intrusion into people’s lives

On the Pegasus spyware controversy, the CWC said the government has secretly used malicious spyware to infiltrate people’s lives. Every aspect of democracy has been weakened. The Congress party will oppose every sinister attempt to turn the country into a surveillance and police state. The constitutional promise of freedom and justice for all in the Modi government has turned into a hopeless hope.