“Peaceful Transfer Of Power Must Continue”: PM On US Capitol Violence


New Delhi:

The democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he expressed shock at the storming of the US Capitol in Washington by supporters of President Donald Trump. “Orderly and peaceful transfer of power must continue,” PM Modi said. 

“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.

The US Capitol had to be locked down Wednesday as pro-Trump demonstrators stormed the building when lawmakers were counting Electoral College votes to certify President-elect Joe Biden and Vice-President elect Kamala Harris” election victory. A person was shot dead inside the US Capitol amid chaotic scenes as pro-Trump mob entered the building.

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