In the last two years, secularism and the Idea of India have been undermined, and the political parties are gripped by fear: Chidambaram

The senior Congress leader, P Chidambaram, said on Saturday that the entire country has been gripped with fear and that secularism and the concept of India have been severely damaged in recent years.

Speaking at Sahitya AajTak 2022, an ex-Union Finance Minister said that in recent years “the concept of India has been undermined” and that secularism has been distorted, being reduced to embracing one religion.

Despite the fact that people are becoming more concerned and reflecting on what is happening in India, there is still a widespread sense of fear in the country. Chidambaram stated that there is widespread fear because the pillars of society are gripped by fear.

As a result of the fear that they and their families will be harassed if they do not fall in line, many people are crossing over to another political party, according to the senior Congress leader.

According to Chidambaram, the previous UPA government did not harm India significantly. Mistakes have been made that have negatively affected the Indian economy, the Indian education system, and the Indian sport system. This is a failure of governance. However, we have not done anything to harm India.”

“Many things are happening in India, but I do not think much reflection is being done on what is happening in India. In India, what is occurring is commonplace; however, what is happening to India is much more serious and concerning.

According to the former minister, it has been two to three years since forces have been at work undermining the concept of India.

It is enshrined in the Constitution that India is a country where justice is central to all aspects of national life – social, economic, and political.

“In the last few years, many ideas (enshrined in the Preamble) have been undermined, some severely damaged, but not yet beyond repair.

An excellent example of this is the damage done to secularism. Secularism today means that you must embrace one particular religion to enjoy all your rights in this country, according to the Congress leader.

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