Emergency was India’s darkest phase: Parrikar

Panaji: India saw the darkest phase in its democracy when then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi imposed Emergency rule on June 25, 1975, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar tweeted on Tuesday.

“India saw the darkest phase in its democratic history when Gandhi imposed national emergency. The draconian act of crushing civil liberties. Salute those who fought against the atrocities unleashed by Congress government,” Parrikar said.

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is on an overdrive highlighting the perils of the Emergency by Gandhi, during which hundreds of opposition leaders were arrested.

The BJP in Goa is hosting a function in the state capital to condemn the Congress for imposing Emergency more that 40 years ago.