Indian democracy is a global inspiration: Palestinian diplomat
While the world was watching with interest the results of the Turkish elections in the run-off on May 28, which Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan won for a third term of five years, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was announcing to the entire world and to the Indian people the inauguration of the new permanent adding a luminous canvas and a beacon of democracy that India offers to the world.
The new parliament is not only a place for holding parliamentary sessions but rather a message from the Indian people to the whole world that they are still leading global democracy and that they will remain a distinctive destination.
As Prime Minister Modi said: "India is not only a democratic nation but also the mother of democracy, India today is a great base for global democracy. Democracy is not just a system for us, it is a culture, an idea, a tradition."
The inauguration of the new Indian Parliament coincides with the passage of nine years since Prime Minister Modi assumed power in May 2015, and reflects one of his most important achievements in promoting democracy, values, status, and way of life.
If the world sees in the Turkish elections a unique integrity, then it must know that these elections are constantly taking place in India, foremost of which are the elections for the general assembly of all Indian states.
In addition to the parliamentary elections that take place every five years, the results of which are accepted, and recognized.
And while India is looking forward to strengthening its existence, development in various fields during the next 25 years on the road to completing the first centenary of its age after independence from the British occupation will take it ahead of many.
New Delhi, which is currently leading the Group of G20 and Shanghai Cooperation Organization SCO, is on the verge of critical parliamentary elections in 2024, the results of which will have a significant impact in determining India's domestic and global path.
While India realizes the importance of these multiple developments in its upward trajectory of technological development and economic, military, and political growth during the coming years, it also believes that guaranteeing these achievements is by preserving and strengthening democratic gains.
As Prime Minister Modi said the new Parliament will become witness to the rise of a self-reliant India.
“The new Parliament building will be a testament to the dawn of Aatmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India). It will be a witness to our journey towards a Viksit Bharat (developed India)," he said.
Congratulations to India and the Great Indian people on the new Parliament, and on this democratic achievement with a bright face that inspires the world.
(The writer is a Palestinian diplomat based in New Delhi. The view expressed in the article is of the writer)