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On 41st anniversary of Indian Emergency, BJP leaders attack Congress

BJP Leaders Today Attacked Congress On The Occasion Of 41st Anniversary Of The Indian Emergency Saying That Its Design To Bring Authoritarianism Was Defeated By The Then United Opposition And Asked It To Repent.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Hina Khan | Updated on: 25 Jun 2016, 08:15:50 PM
On 41st anniversary of Indian Emergency, BJP leaders attack Congress

New Delhi :

BJP leaders today attacked Congress on the occasion of 41st anniversary of the Indian Emergency saying that its design to bring authoritarianism was defeated by the then united opposition and asked it to repent.

Indian Emergency was a period of 21-months from 1975-77 when the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had declared a state of emergency across the country.

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar in a series of tweets said Sangh (RSS), the erstwhile Jansangh and opposition parties fought the battle together and the people supported it.

“41 years ago, Congress declared emergency and brought authoritarianism and tried to end democracy. Sangh, Jansangh and opposition parties together fought the battle and people supported it. That is why the danger to the democracy was finished and intentions of authoritarianism was destroyed,” he tweeted.

Javadekar himself was one of the leaders who were imprisoned during the emergency said that Yervada jail had then turned into a ‘political university’.

“On June 25, 1975, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi imposed emergency. A day for Congress to repent and realise that the country belongs to common (man) not Congress,” Union Minister Giriraj Singh tweeted.

On 41st anniversary of the Indian Emergency, BJP Spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain also said that democracy was throttled on this day which can never be forgotten.

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First Published : 25 Jun 2016, 08:13:00 PM