Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said his sangat darshan programmes in the state will continue as it was the core element of his vision of democracy.
People are my masters and I am their servant. I always go to people. This relationship will continue as long as I am alive,as I draw my spiritual and moral strength from them, Badal said in response to recent criticism of his sangat darshan programmes by the Congress.
I am not surprised that the criticism is coming from Congress leaders who do not understand the basic tenet of democracy and how it is different from other systems like dictatorship or monarchy. Congressmen consider it below their dignity to go to people. But,I feel highly honoured when I am with them, he said.
Stressing that the SAD-BJP concept of governance has always been different from that of the Congress,Badal said: Some people think that they should not go back to people for five years after getting elected. They think a leader is the boss and should remain seated in air-conditioned offices,be spoon-fed by his officers,issue orders and enjoy perks which people have bestowed on him.