NEW DELHI: It has been 40 years since the 1975 Emergency, which saw the greatest instability in the Independent India. Commenting on the 1975 Emergency in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Emergency was the darkest period in the Indian History.
Speaking in a function to launch the Central Government’s developmental schemes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that nobody can forget June 25-26, when India witnessed the cruel Emergency, which turned the nation into a Prison.
The Prime Minister tweeted in the morning urging everyone to participate in the strengthening of the democracy, so that the Emergency conditions will not prevail in the future.
Mr.Modi has targeted the Congress party saying that the then Government has used the powers as per their wants in the name of Emergency. The ruling Government has marked the anniversary of the Emergency, saying that the then Prime Minister of India has imposed strict rules and arrested several opposition leaders.
Even the media were censored during the Emergency period. Several were arrested and jailed. The BJP government has utilized the opportunity to criticize the Congress government with the facts of the past. On the other hand, Vetaran leader Mr.Advani has earlier, made comments which has irked the BJP Government. Mr.Advani said, that there are possibilities of a Emergency in the present days, which was indirectly aimed at the Modi Government.
The remarks of the Vetaran leader were used by the political parties effectively to criticize the Modi government, the NDTV reports.
Advani’s comments come in handy for congress and other opposition parties as Modi is also critcized for 2002 riots which took place almost after 27 years since the Emergency.