Abide by the Constitution, harm no one: Narendra Modi

Updated: Nov 27, 2017, 08:47 IST | Agencies

Citizens and the administration must work in accordance with the Constitution and the message it conveys is that "no one should be harmed in any way", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday

Citizens and the administration must work in accordance with the Constitution and the message it conveys is that "no one should be harmed in any way", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday. His statement comes against the backdrop of controversy relating to the film 'Padmavati' and cases of vigilantism. Addressing the people on his monthly 'Mann ki Baat' programme, he said, "It is our duty that we abide by our Constitution in letter and spirit. Citizens and administrators alike must move ahead in accordance with the spirit of our Constitution. The message that our Constitution conveys is that no one should be harmed in any way."

BJP National President, Amit Shah, listens to Prime Minster Narendra Modis Mann Ki Baat radio programme in Ahmedabad on Sunday. PIC/PTI
BJP National President, Amit Shah, listens to Prime Minster Narendra Modi"s Mann Ki Baat radio programme in Ahmedabad on Sunday. PIC/PTI

Some groups have claimed that the Bollywood movie shows queen Padmavati in bad light and have threatened to physically harm actor Deepika Padukone and torch theatres screening it. There have also been fresh incidents of vigilantes attacking men transporting cows. In his address, the Prime Minister made no reference to the incidents and the controversy. He said the Constitution of India is the spirit of India's democracy. In 1949, on this day, the Constituent Assembly had approved the document, which was adopted the following year on January 26. He said the members of the Constituent Assembly worked hard for about three years to draft the Constitution. "Can you imagine how hard their task would have been to frame the Constitution of our country which has such big diversities? Now, this is the responsibility of all of us to make a new India in the light of the thinking of the makers of our Constitution."

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