Patna, June 26 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Anant Kumar on Friday said that the Congress has suffered as it ignored the power of democracy.
“The emergency period reached its 40th year. We fought for democracy since the beginning but Congress ignored the power of democracy and suffered badly due to it,” said Kumar.
Indira Gandhi had declared Emergency in the country on June 25, 1975 after the Allahabad High Court and subsequently the Supreme Court found her election to the Lok Sabha ‘null and void’.
Formally proclaimed by then-president Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed, the decision to enforce the Emergency was taken without the approval of the then-union cabinet. (ANI)