File photo of union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. 

Constitutional Morality Should be Defined with Clarity: Law Min

On the occasion of India’s Constitution Day, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad raised the issue of constitutional morality and said that it should be defined with clarity and should not differ from judge to judge.

Ravi Shankar Prasad was addressing a gathering at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi.

“We need to trust India's democracy because they have this confidence we can unseat any political leader or political party howsoever popular, howsoever powerful in Delhi or in states,” Prasad added.

Prasad also spoke about the “inherent trust” in India’s democratic process.

“Ordinary Indian's sixth sense and DNA of his inherent trust in Indian democratic process, regardless of his religion, caste, community, economic status or literacy is the most defining moment of India's constitutional governance,” Prasad said.

President Ram Nath Kovind and Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi also delivered speeches.

Vice President Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi also greeted the people on Constitution day, saying values enshrined in it must be followed in personal and public life.

Naidu also said that people must have trust in constitutional bodies and processes.

“We must uphold integrity in our personal and public life, have trust and honour in constitutional bodies and processes,” the vice president Secretariat tweeted.

He said it is our "utmost national obligation" that we live earnestly by the letter and spirit of the Constitution "in our personal and community life".

Prime Minister Modi recalled the contribution of the "greats" who were part of the Constituent Assembly.

"We are proud of our Constitution and reiterate our commitment to uphold the values enshrined in it," he wrote on Twitter.

Constitution Day is celebrated every year on November 26 to mark the adoption of the Indian Constitution by the Constituent Assembly in 1949.

(With inputs from PTI)