Shah raises questions over multi-party system, says people disappointed

Amit Shah, Congress government, multi-party system
Home Minister Amit Shah also attacked the previous Congress regime saying that their government was politically paralysed and no decisions were taken during their tenure (PTI)

Criticising the multi-party parliamentary system followed in India, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday (September 17) said that people are now wondering whether it has “failed”.

Shah said that the constitution-makers had adopted the multi-party democracy system after studying various democracies of the world. The makers of the constitution had envisioned national progress and the system was aimed at providing prosperity and equal rights to the citizens, he added.

However, “seventy years after Independence, people of the nation had doubts in their mind if the multi-party parliamentary democratic system had failed. Will it be able to meet our goals? They were disappointed,” an ANI report quoted him as saying.

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Meanwhile, Shah also attacked the previous Congress regime saying that their government was politically paralysed and no decisions were taken during their tenure. During the rule of the Congress government, corruption was rampant, women were unsafe and borders insecure, he added.

Every minister considered themselves Prime Minister during the Congress regime, he quipped. Unlike them, Shah said Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government takes decisions for benefits of the people and not for “vote bank”.

“Some governments work for 30 years and take one big decision, but our government worked for five years and took over 50 major decisions, including GST, demonetisation, airstrikes, etc. No one else dared take it during their tenure,” he was quoted as saying by ANI.

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