PM Modi Unveils Bust of 12th Century Kannada Poet Basaveshwara

Long before Magna Carta, Basaveshwara gave us democracy, said PM Modi after unveiling the bust of the Kannada poet.  

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Long before the Magna Carta, considered the first charter of democracy, 12th century Indian philosopher Basaveshwara gave the world the ideals of democracy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in London on Saturday.

Inaugurating a bust of Kannada poet, Prime Minister Modi said, “When I was with PM David Cameron he was showing me the Magna Carta. But long before him Basaveshwara gave us the principles of democracy.”

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