Congress President and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi had said while taking part in the discussion in the Lok Sabha to mark the 60th anniversary of parliament that India's freedom struggle reinvented the idea of democracy and also recalled our father of nation Mahatma Gandhi's vision that the weakest should have the same opportunity as the strongest. In her address Sonia Gandhi recalled Jawaharlal Nehru's words "Swaraj for all", and commented that these encapsulated the mighty mission of this great republic.
"We can say with pride that India's parliament, elected by the largest electorate in the world and reflecting the aspirations of some 1.2 billion people, has grown into a great representative political institution," said Sonia Gandhi.
Sonia Gandhi said that B.R. Ambedkar accomplished an immensely difficult task to create the constitutional framework on which the country's democracy stands.
The Congress President recalled the contribution of Members of Parliament over the past sixty years and said: "They created new rights and remedies for all our citizens and have especially protected the excluded and the marginalised. Indian social legislation has today emerged as a global benchmark."
Acknowledging the contribution of thousands of hard working staff in parliament, Sonia Gandhi paid respects to those who laid down their lives in the 2001 terror attack on the seat of Indian democracy.
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