Over 1,100-yr-old Tamil inscription talks of democratic processes in India, including for election and disqualification: PM

New Delhi:

Asserting that India is the world’s oldest democracy with numerous historical references to democratic principles, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said an over 1,100-year-old inscription from Tamil Nadu talks about rules for a local body, including provision for disqualifying a member.

Speaking at Tamil New Year celebrations at the residence of Union minister L Murugan here, Modi said Tamil is the world’s oldest language and every Indian is proud of this.

Dressed in traditional Tamil attire, Modi said Tamil literature is also widely respected and the Tamil film industry has given some of the most iconic works.