‘The Emergency’ - one of India's darkest periods: PM
25/06/2015 09:14

The Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has said that Emergency in India was one of the darkest periods when the then political leadership trampled over our democracy.

Speaking on the anniversary of Emergency in India, PM said, "We mark 40 years of one of India's darkest periods- the Emergency, when the then political leadership trampled over our democracy.”

We are very proud of the lakhs of people, who resisted the Emergency and whose efforts ensured that our democratic fabric is preserved, Modi said.

Remembering the Emergency days, PM said as youngsters, we learnt a lot during the anti-Emergency movement. Emergency was a great opportunity to work with a wide spectrum of leaders and organisations fighting for the same goal- return of democracy, he said.

He further said that a vibrant liberal democracy is the key to progress. Let us do everything possible to further strengthen our democratic ideals and ethos.