According To Amit Shah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Is India's Most Democratic Leader

Those who have worked with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, including his adversaries, will agree that the Union cabinet has never been conducted in such a democratic manner before, according to Union Home Minister Amit Shah.

According To Amit Shah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Is India's Most Democratic Leader
According To Amit Shah, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Is India's Most Democratic Leader

Home Minister Amit Shah stated on Sunday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most democratic leader India has ever had because he is a good listener and takes every decision after discussing everyone, disputing claims that the Prime Minister makes critical choices unilaterally. Some people from opposing ideologies have purposefully created the false impression that Modi makes unilateral judgments and does not listen to anyone, according to Shah. 

"Yes, he takes certain risks and demands on discipline, but he never imposes his will when it comes to critical governance and policy issues," Shah said in an interview with state-run Sansad TV on the occasion of Modi's 20th year in public service on October 7. "We have not come to manage a government, but to develop India," Modi thinks, as he has stated numerous times. Those who have worked with Modi, including his critics, will agree that the cabinet of ministers has never been run in such a democratic manner, Shah said.

“I have never seen a good listener as Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He listens to everyone, gives importance to the quality of the suggestion(s) rather than the person who has suggested it, and then takes a decision,” the home minister said.

"Of course, he is the Prime Minister, therefore the final choice is his." Several opposition leaders have referred to Modi's actions as "dictatorial" in the past, citing decisions such as demonetization, the announcement of a nationwide lockdown to contain the Covid-19 pandemic in March last year, the repeal of Article 370, which granted Jammu and Kashmir special status, farmer protests, and alleged attacks on free speech. 

Modi's daring actions included demonetization, repealing Article 370, and enacting a law against triple talaq, according to Shah. He said that the surgical strikes on Pakistan in response to terror attacks “was out of the question” before Modi came to power.

According to a close assistant to the Prime Minister, Modi has transformed the dimensions of politics in the country, which is why he is the target of personal assaults. The fact that residents of India know he has no personal interests and simply works for the country gives Modi confidence, according to the home minister. 

"Every time Modi is assaulted, he grows stronger." Shah took a shot at the Congress party, stating that some parties believe it is their right to lead the country and that they cannot comprehend Modi's achievement.