Prayagraj (UP), Dec 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday inaugurated the state-of-the-art command and control centre for the Kumbh Mela here. He performed Ganga Pujan and visited the Swachh Kumbh exhibition.
Modi also visited the 'Akshayavat' in Prayagraj before proceeding to Andawa to dedicate to the nation various development projects to clean the Ganges and ghats ahead of the Kumbh Mela, which begins on January 15. The Prime Minister then left for Bamrauli Airport, Prayagraj, to inaugurate the new terminal building of the airport, before returning to Delhi.Launching a blistering attack on the Congress party, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said the party has always thought it was above the judiciary."The party that has ruled the country for the longest time has always considered itself to be above every law, judiciary, every institution and even above the nation. This party has destroyed the democratic institutions of India," Modi said while addressing a gathering ahead of the Ardh-Kumbh mela here."For some time now, the game of building pressure on the judiciary has once again been on. It demands that the youth be alerted of this," he added.Modi recalled how the Allahabad High Court once set aside the election of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to the Lok Sabha.He also mentioned the Kesavananda Bharati case that saved the Constitution from the government's overtures.Modi said that judge H.R. Khanna, who took exception to Indira Gandhi's decision of clamping Emergency, was superseded to the office of Chief Justice of India."This party neither cares for democracy nor for any institution to serve its own interests," he said.Earlier, the Prime Minister listed various projects that his government has taken up for cleaning the Ganga.News24 Bureau/Agencies