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Distressed to see violence at US Capitol, peaceful transfer of power must continue — PM Modi

Hundreds of pro-Trump demonstrators stormed the US Capitol when lawmakers were counting Electoral College votes to certify President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris' election victory.

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed his distress at the rioting and violence by angry supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump in Washington DC, asserting that democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests.

Orderly and peaceful transfer of power must continue, he said in a tweet.

In an unprecedented attack on democracy, thousands of angry Trump supporters stormed the US Capitol and clashed with police, resulting in multiple injuries and forcing a delay in the constitutional process to affirm Joe Biden’s victory in the November presidential election

Modi tweeted, “Distressed to see news about rioting and violence in Washington DC. Orderly and peaceful transfer of power must continue. The democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests.”

Leaders around the world condemned the incident, expressing shock at the chaos unfolding in a country they once relied upon for global leadership.


Also read: Republicans recoil from Trump after mob violence proves too much


 

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1 COMMENT

  1. I am glad that India is a more mature democracy than the oldest democracy of the world. Even Indira Gandhi who lost elections immediately after the infamous Emergency in 1977 immediately vacated the office. No other party which lost power has even contemplated reluctance to shed power like this. Trump’s conduct is shameless.

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