Posted: 27 December 2014 at 12:47am | IP Logged
As per reports Mrs. Gandhi had no idea about the provision of Emergency in our constitution and was advised by Siddhartha Shankar Ray about it. ( courtesy:ABP news)
Thanks to this period Emergency provisions were amended .There are incidents when Emergency at least State Emergency needs to be imposed but then the provisions are too stringent now. I think both the President and the Parliament needs to agree to impose Emergency.
Indira created too many haters for herself and her party. Janata Party was to retaliate for sure. She didn't count the after effects. Emergency has to be lifted at some point of time. In the mean time Sanjaay Gandhi grew too powerful for her to handle.Nevertheless, COngress prior to this was too powerful. India almost was one party dominated. At least the monopoly of the Congress ended here.Dictatorship don't live a long life.
Interestingly, Mrs. Indira Gandhi got Bharat Ratna when she was still the PM of our country while Vajpayee gets 10 years after his retirement and Madan Mohan Malavya gets the award posthumously. We can imagine what Congress has been doing there all the while
Emergency is never a good news in a democracy. It means breakdown of the Govt machinery to be precise. It is suppose to be done when the internal or external security of the nation has been questioned. Mrs. Gandhi used MISA as an instrument to nail her opponents.Trains ran in time, black marketeers were arrested but along with it died the basic rights of freedom of speech. Its like Oonth me muh me jeera.