"You Don't Stop Elections In A Place Like India": S Jaishankar Amid Covid
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"You Don't Stop Elections In A Place Like India": S Jaishankar Amid Covid

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May 5, 2021

Amid global criticism over political campaigns when Covid cases were exploding in the country, Foreign Minister S Jaishankar has offered this justification - "You don't stop elections in a place like India". As per news report of NDTV, he also describes Covid as a shared problem and a global crisis.


New Delhi, 05 May 2021                                                                           

"When a pandemic hits hard there are arguments, questions. People have spoken of elections, we are a democratic country, you don't stop elections in a place like India," Mr Jaishankar told news agency ANI in an interview.

"The only time we stopped elections was an era ... some decades ago ... when I was very much younger where none of us really wants to be associated with that kind of memory," he said, apparently referring to the Emergency of 1975 enforced by the Indira Gandhi-led Congress government.

 

Source -NDTV

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