Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday the country needed to look for reasons to unite people and promote harmony.
Wrapping up a debate on the 125th birth anniversary of BR Ambedkar, one of the key architects of the Constitution, Modi said the Constitution kept the country united.
It was also the people’s duty to keep the country one, Modi said in his concluding remarks in the Rajya Sabha. For this, he said, “we have to rise above sects, religion”.
The Indian Constitution, Modi said, had been the guiding spirit for the nation even amid dark times. It also keeps India bound together, he said even as Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi attacked him over the ‘intolerance’ debate in Lok Sabha.
Modi, who has been criticised for his silence by the opposition, refrained from directly referring to a raging debate on ‘rising intolerance’ in the country.
“Our Constitution is not about laws only. It is a social document. We admire these facets of our Constitution,” he said.