A time for renewal – some forgotten heroes of the Emergency

A time for renewal

An excerpt from the attached article

As we mark the 40th anniversary of the promulgation of the Emergency, we shall hear many politicians speak about their sufferings and sacrifices. L.K. Advani has already spoken, and no doubt other Bharatiya Janata Party leaders will follow. Perhaps we should remind them that Sanjay Gandhi’s wife, Maneka, is one of their cabinet ministers, while his henchman, Jagmohan, is also a senior BJP leader. Moreover, in BJP ruled states like Chhattisgarh, the bullying of the media, and the violation of the human rights of adivasis, are on par with what happened under Congress rule in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh during the Emergency.


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