Indian democracy has strengthened: PM

New Delhi, Jan 3 : The recent assembly elections have again demonstrated the strength of Indian democracy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Friday.

"Our people have voted in record numbers in recent assembly elections," the prime minister told a media interaction here.

He admitted that the Congress "did not do well in these elections but we welcome the extent of participation (in the elections) and we will reflect what the results tell us and learn the appropriate lessons".

He also urged everyone to respect the institutions of democracy, which he said were the "cornerstones of modern India".

"All of us who wish to build a better India ... must respect these institutions and work through them. They are the legitimate instruments in our hands (despite) limitations."

--IANS (Posted on 03-01-2014)

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