Will the BJP apologise for the 4 years of undeclared emergency: Ahmed Patel

New Delhi | Veteran Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Tuesday asked the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) whether it would apologise for the “undeclared emergency” of the past four years.

In a series of tweet criticising the BJP for the aggressive campaign against comments on the 1975 Emergency period, the Congress leader said, “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.”

The Rajya Sabha MP 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” he added.

Earlier today PM Modi in a series of tweet said that “India remembers the Emergency as a dark period during which every institution was subverted and an atmosphere of fear was created. Not only people but also ideas and artistic freedom were held hostage to power politics.”

BJP is observing 25 June which marks the day when former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi had declared a state of Emergency in the country for a 21-month period from 1975 to 1977 as a ‘Black Day’.

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