Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his severe criticism for imposing Emergency in the country 43 years ago, the Congress on Tuesday equated him with cruel Delhi ruler Aurangzeb.
Addressing a press conference in Delhi, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said, “Cruel than Delhi’s ruler Aurangzeb, Modi taught the country a lesson on Emergency declared 43 years ago. But can the ‘jumlas’ (gimmicks) given by Modi be covered by yelling at the Congress.”
The remarks from the Congress spokesperson came in response to Modi’s scathing attack on the grand old party over the emergency and creating “illusionary fear” among Dalits, minorities.
“The people who trampled upon the constitution, jailed the country's democracy, are today spreading illusionary fear that Modi will interfere in the constitution,” said Modi while addressing a meeting organised by the BJP to observe the Emergency anniversary.
Modi said that the Emergency imposed in 1975 by then prime minister Indira Gandhi was a black spot on India’s history and the black day should be observed to protect the Constitution.
“Emergency is a black spot on the golden history of the nation. Observing black day today is not just to criticise the Congress for its sin of imposing Emergency but also to create an awareness for the protection of Constitution and democracy,” Modi said.