Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar stated on Saturday that there isn’t a “curtailment of any democratic worth system in India” and it’s blossoming and flourishing like by no means earlier than. Whereas interacting with the UK-based Indian college students at an occasion organised by the Indian Excessive Fee on Saturday night, he additionally stated, “There will be no extra freedom of expression in any a part of the world than in India.” Dhankhar was in the UK as one of many estimated 100 Heads of State and authorities from all over the world invited to the historic Coronation ceremony of King Charles III and Queen Camilla at Westminster Abbey on Saturday.
He stated that it was incumbent upon Indian college students primarily based within the UK to counter such false narratives in regards to the nation.
There will be no extra freedom of expression in any a part of the world than in India.
There isn’t a curtailment of any democratic worth system in our nation.
It’s blossoming, it’s flourishing as by no means earlier than.@MEAIndia pic.twitter.com/BIxHSKMwE4
— Vice President of India (@VPIndia) May 6, 2023
Earlier than departing for New Delhi, he stated, India was pleased with college students’ achievements and expertise and requested them to play the position of goodwill ambassadors of the nation.
He additionally highlighted the various strides made by the nation below the management of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and confused its sturdy democratic credentials.
Dhankhar stated, as quoted by information company PTI, “India takes its place on international affairs by itself understanding, for its personal welfare and world peace. India is rising as a superpower.”
Whereas addressing the Indin college students primarily based within the UK, he stated, “Should you don’t approve of it, you have to antidote it. A false narrative about such a vibrant democracy is antithetical to our nationwide curiosity if we don’t react.”
He additional added, “I’ve little question, probably the most highly effective response all the time comes from rational minds.”
Dhankhar additionally stated India changing into probably the most populous nation on the earth is a superb benefit because it has learnt the artwork of leveraging the demographic element by registering financial progress.
He stated, “The share of India’s working-age inhabitants to the overall inhabitants will attain the very best degree by 2030. It is going to be 68.9 per cent. No different nation could make such a declare.”
“Transparency and accountability are the mantras. Our energy corridors, governance corridors have been totally sanitised of energy brokers,” stated Dhankhar.