"Congress trampled over our democratic ethos" PM Modi tweets on the Anniversary of Emergency
It is noteworthy that from 25 June 1975 to 21 March 1977, Emergency was in force in the country for a period of 21 months.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has attacked the Congress by tweeting on the anniversary of Emergency 1975. It is noteworthy that from 25 June 1975 to 21 March 1977, Emergency was in force in the country for a period of 21 months.
Indira Gandhi was the Prime Minister of the country at that time. The PM said in a tweet that the dark days of Emergency can never be forgotten. The period from 1975 to 1977 saw the destruction of institutions. Let us resolve to make every effort to strengthen the democratic spirit of India, and live up to the values enshrined in our Constitution.
Sharing a link to the social media site Instagram, the PM wrote- 'This is how Congress crushed our democratic ethos. We remember all the great people who opposed the Emergency and protected Indian democracy.Earlier, BJP leaders on Friday, on the 46th anniversary of the Emergency, strongly condemned the Congress and remembered the 'Satyagrahis' who raised their voices against the Emergency. Union Home Minister Amit Shah tweeted one after the other and said that on this day in the year 1975, Congress killed the world's largest democracy by imposing emergency on the country in the interest of power and arrogance.
PM Modi targets Congress:
He said, 'Innumerable Satyagrahis were imprisoned overnight in jail dungeons and locked the press. Taking away the fundamental rights of the citizens, made the Parliament and the court a mute spectator. The senior BJP leader said that the Emergency, imposed to quell the voices against one family, is a dark chapter in the history of independent India.
He said, 'Salute to the sacrifice of all the countrymen, who fought relentlessly for the protection of the constitution and democracy of the country, while suffering the brutal torture of ruthless rule for 21 months.'
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