As BJP is observing 25-26 June 'Black Day' and Union Minister Arun Jaitley compared the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi to German dictator Adolf Hitler, Congress slams Centre ruling party for 'undeclared emergency'. The Congress senior leader Ahmed Patel takes a dig at Bhartiya Janta Party for commenting on 1975 Emergency period and asked the party whether it would apologise for the "undeclared emergency" of the past four years.
"Will they apologise for the undeclared emergency for last 4 years? People are being lynched and threatened, agencies are being misused, economic and civil liberties are being curtailed," he tweeted.
Ahmed Patel is Sonia Gandhi's trusted aide, who also defended former Prime Minsiter Indira Gandhi and said she apologised for the doing after which people voted her back. Patel also said the BJP is raking up Emergency-based issues fearing their loss in the 2019 elections.
"After 4 years, fear of losing 2019 elections is haunting the government & hence they are trying to take refuge in the events of 1975 Emergency. But the fact is after 1977, Indira ji apologised, corrected her mistakes & people of India voted her back" another tweet read.
...Will they apologise for the undeclared emergency for last 4 years?— Ahmed Patel (@ahmedpatel) June 26, 2018
People are being lynched & threatened, agencies are being misused, economic and civil liberties are being curtailed
June 25 marks the night when the then President signed the order of Emergency and on 26th June morning Indira Gandhi imposed a state of Emergency across the country for a 21-month period from 1975 to 1977. However, the BJP is observing the 43rd anniversary of this time period as a 'Black Day.'
Also read: Emergency 1975: Terrifying era of an independent India when people were forced to sterilization and the one who opposed was shot dead