Constitution faces existential crisis, India no longer collaborative federal nation: Cong

Updated: Nov 26 2022 9:47PM

New Delhi, Nov 26 (PTI) The Congress on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "hypocrisy" for observing Constitution Day and alleged that the Constitution faces an existential crisis and India is no longer a collaborative federal nation. Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said a constitution that has successfully stood the test of time for over seven decades, "today faces a fundamental crisis, indeed an existential crisis for the spirit behind its text".

"We have reached a point where there is a growing disharmony, not just among people, but also between governments and states. Ours is no longer a collaborative federal nation," he said in a statement.   The statement came hours after the prime minister addressed a function to mark the day.

The day is being observed as Constitution Day to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India by the constituent assembly in 1949.   Former party chief Rahul Gandhi asserted that he will walk on the road to unity till every word of it is upheld.