New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi said ideology should never be put before the national interest.
The Prime Minister unveiled a statue of Swami Vivekananda in JNU Campus, here through video-conferencing.Addressing the JNU students and the youth of the country, the Prime Minister expressed his views on harms of prioritising ideology over national interest.
He said this is one thing that has done great harm to the democratic system of the country.''Because my ideology says this, so in matters of national interest, I will think in the same framework, I will work on the same parameter, this is wrong,'' Mr Modi said.
''It is natural to be proud of one's ideology, still on the subjects of national interest, our ideology should be seenstanding with the nation, not against it,'' he stressed.
The Prime Minister told the students that in the history of the country, whenever a difficult time arose before the country, people of every ideology came together in the national interest.People of every ideology stood united under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi in the freedom struggle. They fought for the country together.
The country saw the same solidarity during the Emergency. Former Congress leaders and activists were also present in the movement against the Emergency. There were RSS volunteers and Jana Sangh people, he noted. Mr Modi aid even the socialists and communists came together for the country. (UNI)