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Scrap laws hindering development economy: Kalam

india Updated: Jul 24, 2009 20:09 IST

Parliament and state Legislatures should mount a mission to identify and scrap complex old laws and administrative procedures hindering growth-oriented development economy, former President A P J Abdul Kalam said on Thursday.

'We should give scope to 90 per cent of the people who are honest to flower and flourish,' Kalam said.

'Policies, laws and procedures should be framed for this section rather than for the ten per cent who are dishonest,' he said,delivering a lecture on `dynamics of parliamentary system'.

The maturity in politics that we had gained should be used for the sustained development of the nation,he said.

The mission of Indian parliamentary system was to grow democracy with its value system based on the nation's civilisational heritage. "There has to be only one vision for Indian democratic system today, which is to bring prosperity and peace to the 700 million citizens living in 600,000 villages and about 300 million citizens in urban areas," he said.

Kalam said the Indian system could not be compared with other democracies as no country had a population of over a billion people with diverse religious, lingual and cultural traits. Indian democratic system should realise the vision of bringing economic prosperity and peace in the country by 2020, he said.

The lecture was organised by the Institute of Parliamentary Affairs here.