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PM Modi accuses Congress of 'trying to influence, weaken' judiciary

Addressing a gathering in the pilgrim town of Prayagraj, the prime minister said, "Beware of parties pretending to stand for democracy"

Press Trust of India  |  Allahabad (UP) 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering, in Rae Bareli, Sunday (Photo: PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering, in Rae Bareli, Sunday (Photo: PTI)

Modi Sunday charged the with "building pressure" on the judiciary and urged people to remain wary of such a party.

Referring to the Congress, Modi said the party which has ruled this country for the longest period has tried to influence the judiciary.

Addressing a gathering in the pilgrim town of Prayagraj, the new name of Allahabad, ahead of the Kumbh Mela beginning January 15, the said, "Beware of parties pretending to stand for democracy."

Modi said the party has always tried to weaken the institution of judiciary and judicial system. "The party neither respects the law, nor the traditions," Modi said.

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He accused the of weakening each and every democratic institution that refused to toe its line.

First Published: Sun, December 16 2018. 17:50 IST
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