India’s Republic Day speakers call for world’s largest democracy to be ‘corruption free’

More than 300 people attended the Republic Day of India event at the VHP Hall, Cleveland Road, Ilfor

More than 300 people attended the Republic Day of India event at the VHP Hall, Cleveland Road, Ilford - Credit: Archant

Amidst a backdrop of celebrations for Republic Day in India, dignitaries stressed the need to eradicate corruption in the world’s largest democracy on Monday.

More than 300 people from across the country flocked to the Ilford Hindu Centre in Cleveland Road, Ilford, to attend an event to mark the 65th anniversary of when the Constitution of India came into force.

South Ilford MP Mike Gapes, and Lalu Bhai Parekh, the national president of OFBJP - an upcoming political party in India - both attended the event.

Basheshar Bhanot said speak after speaker stressed the need of a corruption free and developing India and that it could only be achieved by replacing the present government which is riddled with scams and scandals.

He also thanked the committee members for all their hard work.


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Mr Gapes stressed the need for all Indians in the UK to work to preserve culture and heritage and that Hindus, particularly, should take the lead.

Republic Day was on Sunday.

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