46 Years to Emergency: ‘Dark days can never be forgotten’ says PM Modi

Today, on June 25, 2021, India has completed 46 years to the dark days in the history of Indian democracy, i.e., emergency. So, on its 46th anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted from his official Twitter handle and lashed out at the Congress regime.

PM Modi tweeted: “The #DarkDaysOfEmergency can never be forgotten. The period from 1975 to 1977 witnessed a systematic destruction of institutions. Let us pledge to do everything possible to strengthen India’s democratic spirit, and live up to the values enshrined in our Constitution.”

PM Modi further shared an Instagram link and quoted: “This is how Congress trampled over our democratic ethos. We remember all those greats who resisted the Emergency and protected Indian democracy. #DarkDaysOfDemocracy”

Union Home Minister Amit Shah also tweeted that the emergency was imposed to quell the voices against one family. He tweeted: “The Emergency imposed to quell the voices against one family is a dark chapter in the history of independent India. Salute to the sacrifice and sacrifice of all the countrymen who fought relentlessly for the protection of the constitution and democracy of the country while suffering the brutal tortures of the ruthless rule for 21 months.”

“On this day in 1975, Congress killed the world’s largest democracy by imposing emergency on the country in the interest and arrogance of power. Innumerable Satyagrahis were imprisoned overnight in the prison cell and locked the press. Taking away the fundamental rights of the citizens, made the Parliament and the court a mute spectator,” Shah further added.

Well, the emergency was imposed by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The emergency was in effect from June 25, 1975, until its withdrawal on March 21, 1977.