As the Prime Minister squarely attacked the then Congress regime for imposing emergency on India, the grand old party too hit back.
The Congress likened Prime Minister Modi to Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, whose reign has been described as oppressive by a majority of historians.
The Congress said that the party is creating an “atmosphere of fear”.
Party added that in the Prime Minister’s administration, any dissent is branded as “anti-national”.
The BJP today marked the 43th anniversary of the Emergency as “Black Day”, on which PM Modi spoke at length at a party function in Mumbai.
In his address, he accused the Congress of spreading “lies” to hang onto power.
Soon after this address, the Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala asked if Dalits are not beaten and disrespected as also are people not murdered for eating habits, caste, creed?
Senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel questioned if the BJP will apologise for the “undeclared emergency” of the past four years.
The BJP comments on Emergency, he said, were coming from their fear of defeat in the 2019 assembly elections.>