Emergency was India's darkest period: PM Modi tweets on 40th anniversary

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New Delhi, June 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday termed Emergency days as darkest period in the history of the India. In the series of tweets, PM expressed his anguish over the Emergency days, a black spot in the Indian Democracy.

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Remembering those days on its 40th anniversary, Modi on Twitter writes, "We mark 40 years of one of India's darkest periods- the Emergency, when the then political leadership trampled over our democracy".

'Emergency was India's darkest period'

Prime Minister also acknowledged the contributions and sacrifices of all those leaders who opposed Emergency, imposed by the Indira Gandhi-led Congress Government. 

"We are very proud of the lakhs of people, who resisted the Emergency & whose efforts ensured that our democratic fabric is preserved", PM tweeted.

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In another tweet, PM writes, "Inspired by the call of JP, several men & women across India selflessly immersed themselves in the movement to safeguard our democracy".

Writing how it was a learning experience for him, he said, "Personally, the Emergency brings back many memories. As youngsters, we learnt a lot during the anti-Emergency movement. It was a great opportunity to work with a wide spectrum of leaders & organisations fighting for the same goal- return of democracy".

Finally Modi summarized his point that vibrant liberal democracy is the key to progress. "Let us do everything possible to further strengthen our democratic ideals & ethos", PM said.

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