The Licchavi clan did have an elective rule, but the right to choose a ruler and a nine-member council was restricted to around 7,000 heads of households who had to be male and Kshatriyas. On the other hand, our Constitution envisioned and presented a democracy where every individual has the right to vote.
The Constitution is the product of India’s freedom struggle and it seems juvenile of the PM to attack its legacy.
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