A recent statement by the present Union Minister of India, Arun Jaitley has strike the Indian National Congress in the heart. According to Jaitley, former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was inspired by German dictator Adolf Hitler in suspending democracy in 1975 by imposing Emergency. In his blog to mark the 43rd anniversary of Emergency, “Both Hitler and Mrs Gandhi never abrogated the Constitution. They used a republican Constitution to transform democracy into dictatorship,” he wrote. He further has also added that Indira, facing similar political restriction took the same route to snuff out political resistance. “Hitler continued to maintain that his actions were within the four corners of the Constitution. Mrs Gandhi imposed Emergency under Article 352, suspended fundamental rights under Article 359 and claimed that disorder was planned by the opposition in the country. The security forces were being asked to disobey illegal orders and, therefore, in the larger interest of the nation, India had to become a disciplined democracy,” Jaitley wrote. Jaitley further alleged Indira to go beyond Hitler to muzzle democracy quoting “There were a few things that Hitler did not do which Mrs Gandhi did. She prohibited the publication of parliamentary proceeding in the media,” Not just this but Prime Minister also seems to support his cabinet minister as he quotes in his recent social media post, “Arun Jaitley writes about the dark days of the Emergency, the trampling of personal liberties, excesses committed and how the Emergency was a direct attack on our constitutional ideals. Do read his blogs,” PM Modi tweeted.
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