While speaking at a meeting organised in the commercial capital of India, Mumbai, to mark the anniversary of one of the most fearful events in the country’s history (emergency), the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has aggressively criticised the grand old party (congress) for allegedly turning the country into a big jail for a large period of twenty-one months for the selfish needs of the Nehru family, which ruled the country at the time when the humiliating action was taken.
He has said that the emergency was the dark spot on the rich history of the Indian democracy. He has claimed that the emergency anniversary was observed not just to criticise the grand old party, but to create awareness among the citizens about the importance of the democratic values.
The emergency was declared on 25th June 1975, and it lasted until 21st March 1977. During the period, the civil liberties were curbed and severe restrictions were imposed in the political, social and press activities. The emergency was actually imposed by the then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi (the prominent congress leader from the Nehru family, the daughter of first Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru). It was alleged that several human rights abuses were carried out across the country under the shelter of the emergency which was presented as an only way to overcome the internal and external threats the country faced at that time.
From the ruling regimes move, it is evident that the saffron leaders still have many weapons in their hand to attack the congress, and taint the saviour image the grand old party is trying to paste over them in order to present it as a prefect platform for all anti-BJP leaders who prepare themselves to fight the ruling.
Vignesh. S. G
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