President Pranab Mukherjee heaped praises on PM Narendra Modi at the India Today Conclave. Speaking at the event Mukherjee said be it foreign relations or economy, Modi has acquired in-depth knowledge on every subject. “One can win the election by a majority but you need consensus to rule – This aspect of PM Modi is very good. PM Modi has his own way of dealing with things & we must give him credit for that”. He further said that the PM is a very good learner”.
Speaking about the Parliament disruptions he said, “I have been witnessing disruptions in Parliament. I would urge everyone to strive to get consensus on issues. Parliament is the primary forum for debates. Vicious cycles of disruptions should end. I am disturbed by what has been happening in Parliament”. He also stressed on the need to guard against “majoritarianism”, saying those in power must take the entire nation along at all times. “Consultation and consensus is the best and often the only way forward,” he said while lauding the speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi after BJP scored landslide victories in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. “In a Parliamentary democracy, we must always guard against majoritarianism. Those in power must involve and take the entire nation along with them at all times,” Mukherjee said.
President ended the speech by saying, “I am part of this democracy. I am part of the mass and will melt into it without leaving a legacy”.
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Not just President Mukherjee but even Anand Mahindra was seen speaking positively about the PM at the event. When a question was thrown to him, that hasn’t Modi raised too many expectations in 2014, he replied “It is great that we are living in an era pf expectations. This is a government that takes risks and the biggest risk is not taking a risk and this is the reason why I am positive of Modi”.