With the Bharatiya Janata Party observing Black Day to mark the Emergency imposition by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi back in 1975, PM Modi went ahead and accused the Nehru-Gandhi family of creating an atmosphere of fear in the country.
In a rather veiled reference, PM Modi also said that atmosphere of fear is created more so when Congress finds itself in trouble.
Prime Minister Modi was addressing BJP workers who observed a ‘black day’ to mark the 43rd anniversary of emergency.
Modi said that this is not an opportunity to criticize Congress party but to raise awareness among the youth about what happened during the Emergency.
This is also, he added, why there is need to show commitment to the Constitution.
Modi also said, “The country had never expected that people who talk big about democracy and the Constitution would convert India into a prison for the devotion to one family and the lust for power.”
But PM Modi was not alone as he was also joined in by the Union ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar in criticising the Congress for imposing the Emergency in 1975.
Javadekar went ahead and announced that the school curriculum will include the whole story of Emergency so that the students would know the ground reality of that time.