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'Black spot on Indian democracy': PM Modi refers to Emergency period ahead of its 49th anniversary
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'Black spot on Indian democracy': PM Modi refers to Emergency period ahead of its 49th anniversary

| @indiablooms | 24 Jun 2024, 12:21 pm

New Delhi/IBNS: Prime Minister Narendra Modi slammed the Congress referring to the 1975 Emergency in his address to the media on the first day of Parliament's Monsoon Session on Monday.

Modi made the remark as the Emergency, which was called by then Prime Minister, late Indira Gandhi, is set to complete 49 years on June 25 (Tuesday).

The Prime Minister said, "Tomorrow is June 25. For those who are dedicated to the dignity of the Constitution of this country, those who have faith in the democratic traditions of India, 25 June is an unforgettable day.

"Tomorrow, on 25 June, it will be 50 years since the black spot was put on Indian democracy. The new generation of India will never forget that the Constitution was completely rejected, India was turned into a prison, and democracy was completely suppressed."

Modi forgot his undeclared Emergency: Congress

Countering the Prime Minister, Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge said, "Modi-ji is giving advice to the Opposition. He is reminding us of the 50 year old Emergency, but has forgotten the last 10 years of undeclared Emergency which was ended by the people."

Modi's message

Speaking to the media before entering Parliament, Modi said, "If the citizens of our country have trusted a government for the third consecutive time, it means they have given a stamp of approval to the policies and intent of the government.

"I am grateful to each of you for your support and trust. Majority is essential to run a government, but consensus is important to run a country."

The Prime Minister, who went to polls batting for Viksit Bharat or a Developed India, has reiterated the government's aim for 2047.

He said, "Sessions of parliament are an opportunity for us to realise the dreams of Indian citizens. It's an opportunity for us to build Shreshtha Bharat and achieve our goal of Viksit Bharat by 2047. 

"Elections to the world's largest democracy have recently concluded. It is a matter of immense pride how we have celebrated our democratic values, with the participation of 65 crore voters."

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