“The Dark Days of Emergency can never be forgotten. The period from 1975 to 1977 witnessed a systematic destruction of institutions,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched a stinging attack on the Congress today over the 1975 Emergency saying the 21-month period “witnessed a systematic destruction of institutions”.
“The Dark Days of Emergency 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,” the Prime Minister tweeted and followed it up with another.
“This is how Congress trampled over our democratic ethos. We remember all those greats who resisted the Emergency and protected Indian democracy,” he added and shared a link to an Instagram post by the BJP listing various things that were apparently banned during the Emergency.
The photographs that began with a graphic saying: “The Emergency by Indira Gandhi in 1975. An unbelievable phase in India’s democracy.” It was followed by six photographs asking one question: “Can you believe this was banned?” The photos featured legendary singer Kishore Kumar’s songs, movies on revolutionaries Chandrashekhar Azad and Bhagat Singh, Rabindranath Tagore and Mahatma Gandhi’s quotes and protests.
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