As the nation marks the 40th anniversary of the Emergency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that a vibrant liberal democracy is the key to progress. PM Modi also stated that everything should be done to strengthen democratic ideals and ethos.
The Prime Minister tweeted about the anniversary saying
“A vibrant liberal democracy is the key to progress. Let us do everything possible to further strengthen our democratic ideals & ethos,” he said.
The Prime Minister recalled that lakhs of people had resisted the Emergency declared by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on this day in 1975.
“We are very proud of the lakhs of people, who resisted the Emergency & whose efforts ensured that our democratic fabric is preserved,” he said.
“Inspired by the call of JP, several men & women across India selflessly immersed themselves in the movement to safeguard our democracy,” Modi said, referring to Jaiprakash Narain.
The Prime Minister said the Emergency brings back many memories and that youngsters had learnt a lot during the anti-Emergency movement.