On maiden Mann Ki Baat of 2019, PM lauds EC role in strengthening democracy

DN Bureau

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday - on his first radio broadcast 'Mann Ki Baat' programme of the year 2019 - lauded the role of the Election Commission in conducting elections successfully at such a high scale and said the conduct of polls in the country should make every Indian feel proud about it.

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday - on his first radio broadcast 'Mann Ki Baat' programme of the year 2019 - lauded the role of the Election Commission in conducting elections successfully at such a high scale and said the conduct of polls in the country should make every Indian feel proud about it. 

"The manner in which the Election Commission conducts elections in India, it is natural for all Indians to feel proud about it," said Prime Minister in his monthly radio broadcast 'Mann Ki Baat' through All India Radio.

It is really appreciable that all out efforts are made by the country's poll panel to ensure that each and every voter in the country can exercise their franchise, he said. In this context, Mr Modi said efforts are made and all arrangements are ensured and often poling stations are set up so that even a single voter in a remote corner of the country can exercise his or her democratic rights.

"I compliment Election Commission to make all efforts to strengthen the spirit of democracy in the country," Prime Minister said.

It is important to note that in recent past the opposition parties have tried to attack the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) deployed by the Election Commission for conduct of elections - even as the charge has been vehemently opposed by the poll panel.

In his radio broadcast, Prime Minister paid homage to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, whose birth anniversary passed off on January 23 and also paid tributes to Karnataka-based seer Shivakumara Swami, who breathed his last on January 21 this year. 

A spiritual leader and educator, Shivakumara Swami was a Lingayat religious figure and head of the Siddaganga Matha in Karnataka. (UNI)













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