The Congress-led UPA has always considered the safety and security of each and every citizen of the country with paramount importance. The ten years of UPA rule saw a considerable increase in expenditure on national security and defence, with an increase from 77,000 crore in 2004-05 to 1,93,407 crore in 2012-13.
The Indian freedom movement was perhaps the greatest mass movement in world history.
"At the heart of our democracy is the right of the universal adult suffrage." - President of India K R Narayanan, Republic Day Eve, 2001
"When we undertake a big work we have to do so with a large heart and a large mind." - Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, Bhakra Nangal, July 8, 1954
"Secularism and democracy are the twin pillars of our State the very foundations of our society." - Smt. Indira Gandhi, Parliament, December 22, 1967