Indira Gandhi destroyed freedom by imposing Emergency, says Piyush Goyal

49 central ministers from the BJP party rallied around the nation criticising Congress on Emergency

By: ANI | Raebareli | Published:June 26, 2016 11:43 pm
 Indira gandhi, BJP, Piyush Goyal, Union Power minister, Emergency, Emergency Period, Emergency anniversary, Congress, freedom, India freedom, india news, latest news “If ever our democracy is under threat people won’t bare it, I believe we all will fight for it,” Piyush Goyal said at a gathering in Raebareily (Source: Express photo)

Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday said India’s first prime minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru called for freedom, but his daughter Indira Gandhi destroyed the same by imposing Emergency 41 years back.

“Once Nehru ji said, ‘At the stroke of the midnight hour, when the world sleeps, India will awake to life and freedom’. But 26 years later, the freedom and life was destroyed when Emergency was declared in India by his daughter,” Goyal said while addressing a gathering here.

“If ever our democracy is under threat people won’t bare it, I believe we all will fight for it,” he added.

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Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recalled the days of 1975 Emergency, calling it the “darkest hour” in India’s history.

“Very often, Mann Ki Baat is criticised, but this is possible because we are a democracy,” Prime Minister Modi said while addressing the nation in the 21st edition of his ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme.

“Today we are proud of our democracy. But June 25, 1975, was a black night for Indian democracy when Emergency was declared, rights of citizens were killed, and the country was turned into a jail,” he said.

The BJP has been criticising Congress on the Emergency. 49 central ministers are campaigning on Sunday against Emergency across the nation.

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  1. S
    Jun 28, 2016 at 2:36 pm
    Why is the emergency of 1975/6 become such a hot issue NOW? This after failing to prove that the last 60 years nothing was done for the progress of our country. At the same time there are some who argue about the role of the Jan Sangh during the freedom struggle and of the RSS in the past during Patel's regime.. Can we not be positive and move on and try to find solutions to what faces us today. In fact the Power Minister has been doing a good job. That is more important than raising issues to fall in line with his party colleagues who do not have a vision for the future
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