New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi first commented on democracy in the country and now after that CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury has also attacked the Modi government at the Center. Recently, a report of a Sweden-based institute on democracy had reported the lowering of India's status. On these reports, Sitaram Yechury said, 'India has now become' electoral dictator.' Recently, Sitaram Yechury quoted the report as saying, "The Modi-led government in India has used sedition, defamation, and anti-terrorism laws to silence the voices of critics. There has been a decline in the level of liberal democracy of India.''
India is no longer a democratic country. pic.twitter.com/iEwmI4ZbRp— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) March 11, 2021
Before the Sweden report, Freedom House, an NGO funded by the US government, also reduced India's status from 'independent' to 'partially independent.' During that time the Government of India has denied the report and described it as misleading. At the same time, before Congress President Sitaram Yechury, former Congress President Rahul Gandhi is also making controversial statements. He has consistently attacked the Modi government at the Center and his attacks are still going on. Recently, on the issue of the CAG report, Rahul Gandhi had raised questions on democracy under Modi rule. He had clearly stated in a tweet that, 'India is no longer a democratic country.'
India is now an “electoral autocracy”.— Sitaram Yechury (@SitaramYechury) March 11, 2021
“Modi-led government in India has used laws on sedition, defamation and counter terrorism to silence critics.”
“India’s level of liberal democracy registered a steep decline since its high in 2013.”
What a shame.https://t.co/6MZ2O5Mkrf pic.twitter.com/2XLrJSCbQf
Along with this, he had cited the report of a foreign institution, due to which the politics have increased. However, in his tweet, the Congress leader also shared a photo in which it is written that, like Pakistan, India has become autocratic. The situation in India is worse than in Bangladesh. The content of his photo mentions the Democracy Report of Sweden's V-Dame Institute.