Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said that institutions like Supreme Court, CBI, and various others are expected to function independently within the framework of Constitution. “We've to respect the supremacy of Parliament and its procedures. Serving the federal structure, institutions like Supreme Court, Election Commission, CBI, and various others, are expected to function independently within the framework of Constitution,” he said while delivering a speech at a private university in Jaipur.
Singh also said that a ‘well-conceived strategy’ is needed to make India a five trillion economy.
Former PM&Congress leader Manmohan Singh in Jaipur:We've to respect supremacy of Parliament&its procedures. Serving the federal structure,institutions like Supreme Court,Election Commission,CBI&various others,are expected to function independently within framework of Constitution pic.twitter.com/TgSuB8OoxX— ANI (@ANI) September 7, 2019
“Presently, our economy seems to have slowed down. The rate of growth of GDP is declining, the investment rate is stagnant, farmers are in distress, the banking system is facing a crisis and unemployment is going up. We need a well-conceived strategy to make India a five trillion economy,” he said.
Singh said that poverty, population and social inequity, religious fundamentalism and corruption are some of the challenges before democracy.
He suggested that the government should forbid tax terrorism, respect independent voices and provide for checks and balances at every level.
“The need of the hour is to continue with economic reforms,” he said.
The Rajya Sabha MP from Rajasthan said that the country needs principled, knowledgeable and visionary leaders in times to come to strengthen democracy.