PM Modi Slams INDIA Bloc Amid Constitution Protest

New Delhi: A day after the INDIA bloc mounted a massive protest inside the Parliament premises against the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said those who imposed the Emergency have no right to profess their love for the Constitution. On the anniversary of the imposition of the Emergency, PM Modi said the dark days showed how the Congress subverted basic freedoms and trampled over the Constitution.

“Today is a day to pay homage to all those great men and women who resisted the Emergency. The #DarkDaysOfEmergency remind us of how the Congress Party subverted basic freedoms and trampled over the Constitution of India which every Indian respects greatly,” he wrote on X.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s grandmother, former PM Indira Gandhi had imposed the Emergency on June 25, 1975, after which most civil rights remained suspended for over two years. She announced elections in 1977.

PM Modi said the then Congress government had disregarded “every democratic principle and made the nation into a jail”.

He said those who disagreed with the Congress were tortured during the Emergency, and socially regressive policies were unleashed.

“Those who imposed the Emergency have no right to profess their love for our Constitution. These are the same people who have imposed Article 356 on innumerable occasions, got a Bill to destroy press freedom, destroyed federalism and violated every aspect of the Constitution,” PM Modi added.

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