Democratic Process Can’t Be Subverted: PM Modi on US Capitol Siege
“Orderly and peaceful transfer of power must continue,” PM Modi tweeted.
Responding to the chaos that erupted in the US, with supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump storming the US Capitol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, 7 January, said, "the democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests."
"Distressed to see news about rioting and violence in Washington DC. Orderly and peaceful transfer of power must continue. The democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests," PM Modi tweeted.
Meanwhile, the Congress party on Thursday also expressed concern over the chaos.
"Scenes from the US are deeply disturbing. Democracy and freedom are the essence of America's greatness. The entire world is watching. May the people of America preserve the dignity of their nation and let the democratic process prevail peacefully," Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra wrote on Twitter.
The drama in the US unfolded as members of both Houses of the US Congress were meeting to conduct the counting of votes to certify the Electoral College victory of Joe Biden in the US presidential election.
A woman died after being shot inside the Capitol. According to reports, the woman was shot in the chest by a law enforcement officer and was rushed to a hospital in critical condition where resuscitation efforts were made.
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