26th Jun 2017 10:06:PM State
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ES Reporter

ITANAGAR, Jun 26: The state Bharatiya Janata Party today observed ‘Black Day’ at its party headquarters here in the capital to remember the imposition of Emergency by the Congress government in 1975 led by Indira Gandhi.

Remembering the period of Emergency from 1975 to 1977, Minister for Power and Industries, Tamiyo Taga said that the Congress imposed it for the sake of their own leader. But after people started agitating across the country, the Congress leadership budged down and democracy was re-established.

‘There are only few sections where emergency can be imposed  in India  but defying all such norms  the then Prime Minister of India ,Indira Gandhi had  pressed for  Emergency only to save her  political  career,’ added Taga.

While  recalling history, Taga said  ‘Once  Indira ji was called a personification of goddess ‘Durga ’ by former Prime Minister and BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee for her strong perception during the Bangladesh War that compelled Pakistan to surrender. But after declaration of Emergency, thousands of people throughout the country started agitation against her decision and against the Congress leadership.’

Echoing similar sentiments, BJP state Organization Secretary Ramesh Kadaganchi said ‘The Congress had murdered democracy for the benefit of its own leaders’. The decision to declare Emergency was taken inside the ‘Kitchen Cabinet’ where few Congress leaders close to Indira Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi attended that meeting.

‘Congress has no right to point fingers at the BJP led government while having a black chapter of Emergency in the past where fundamental rights were curtailed ,lakhs of political leader from BJP and other party were arrested  and rights of media curbed,’ slammed  Ramesh. He further added that the slogan given by the then Congress leaders ‘Indira is India –Indira is Congress’ is totalitarian and not acceptable at all.

Among others, BJP Spokesperson Techi Necha  and General Secretary Jarpum Gamlin  briefed the gathering on the history of  24-month long Emergency imposed by the Congress in the country  and its effects.

Kenter Joya Riba

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