PM Modi Pays Tribute To Lok Nayak JP Narayan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi termed the Emergency, imposed in 1975, as the biggest blow to democracy and said its memories should be kept alive to draw lessons to further fortify the democratic framework and values in the country. “Emergency was the biggest blow to democracy. The kind of crisis that hit the country during that period had tempered the Indian democracy which came out stronger. I am grateful to those who struggled and fought against it. …”Emergency should be remembered not to brood over whathad happened then, but to strenghten our resolve to fortifyand further strengthen the democratic values and framework in our country,” Modi said at the programme ‘Loktantra Ke Prahari’ where he also felicitated many of those who foughtagainst Emergency and went to jail in 1975-76. Paying glowing tributes to Loknayak Jayaprakash Narayanon his 113th birth anniversary at the function, he saidNarayan was “an institution, he was a light house and a rolemodel” and “a new political generation was born during theEmergency that was fully dedicated to democratic values,inspired by JP.”

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