Dark days of ‘the Emergency’ cannot be forgotten

India PM Modi criticises Congress on the 46th anniversary of ‘Emergency’

New Delhi – ‘Dark days of ‘the Emergency’ cannot be forgotten. The period from 1975 to 1977 witnessed 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’ – said Prime Minister Modi in a tweet.

On 25th June 1975, a state of Emergency was declared by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Marking completion of 46 years of that day, Prime Minister Modi commented on twitter. The country was in a state of Emergency between 25th June 1975 to 21st March 1977 for a total of 21 months.

Sharing a link on Instagram, PM Modi wrote, ‘This is how Congress trampled over our democratic ethos. We remember all those greats people who resisted ’the Emergency’ and protected Indian democracy.’