PM Narendra Modi referring to the Emergency, Modi said: 'Today is June 25, it was this night that country’s soul was crushed. India’s democracy wasn’t born out of constitution but it was born out of India’s soul. All of India was reduced to a jail, all the laws and constitutions were crushed on June 25,' said PM Modi while referring to the Emergency that was imposed in 1975 under Indira Gandhi.
“We remember this (Emergency) not because we want to criticize somebody but because we must not forget what happened. It is important for all of us to remember. This black spot on our democracy will stay forever,” PM Modi added.
Taking a dig at the dismal performance of Opposition in the 2019 national elections, Modi said: “The people’s journey from ‘why don’t do they do it (power, fuel, houses, roads) to why do they do it’ has been very long. Some people are so high that they no longer see the ground, they are so high that they are now uprooted, they are now so high that they look at those on the ground with contempt,”.
“This Lok Sabha election has shown that more than themselves, the people of India are thinking about the betterment of the country, this spirit is commendable,” Modi said, addressing the Lok Sabha.