BJP Launches Scathing Attack on Congress on Emergency Anniversary

GG News Bureau
New Delhi, 25th June. 
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) launched a blistering attack on the Congress party on the 49th anniversary of the Emergency, accusing it of a sustained assault on democracy and constitutional values throughout history.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah led the BJP’s condemnation, labeling the Emergency as the prime example of Congress’ authoritarian tendencies. Shah slammed the Congress for suspending civil liberties for 21 months under an “arrogant and autocratic” regime solely to consolidate power for one family. He denounced the censorship of media, amendments to the Constitution, and restrictions on the judiciary during that period.

“The dictatorship and misuse of power during the Emergency remain a dark chapter in Indian democracy,” Shah asserted, questioning the commitment to democratic principles of several political parties.

Echoing Shah’s sentiments, BJP President J P Nadda accused the Congress of betraying democratic ideals by imposing a state of Emergency that shook the foundations of democracy. He praised those who resisted the Emergency and defended constitutional freedoms.

“The politically driven decision to impose Emergency by the Congress was an attempt to trample over the Constitution crafted by B R Ambedkar,” Nadda declared, emphasizing the BJP’s role in safeguarding democracy during challenging times.

Defense Minister Rajnath Singh also weighed in, describing the Emergency as a stark reminder of dictatorship and power misuse. Singh underscored the importance of commemorating those who fought against the Emergency’s suppressive regime.

The BJP’s criticism of the Congress coincided with opposition parties’ efforts to portray Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government as undermining constitutional values. In response, Modi invoked the Emergency during the first session of the 18th Lok Sabha, urging vigilance to prevent its recurrence.

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