Parliament Session: How did PM Modi remind us of the Emergency in response to the Constitution?


Parliament Session: How did PM Modi remind us of the Emergency in response to the Constitution?

Emergency was imposed in the country on 25 June 1975. On the first day of the Parliament session, PM Narendra Modi responded to the opposition's narrative on the Constitution by reminding them of the Emergency. The PM told how the Constitution was completely rejected 50 years ago. On the other hand, the opposition waved copies of the Constitution and made it clear that it would not leave this issue.

In response to the narrative of the Constitution, PM Narendra Modi reminded the opposition of the Emergency.

This time there will be a fierce battle over the Constitution in Parliament. On the very first day of the 18th Lok Sabha session, the opposition and the ruling party gave indications of this. Congress protested by waving copies of the Constitution amidst important issues like NEET UG-NTA and the election of the Lok Sabha Speaker. With this, the opposition expressed that it would enter the field with the strategy of the Constitution. On the other hand, PM Narendra Modi showed the mirror to the opposition by reminding them of the Emergency. In his address, PM Modi attacked the Congress and made it clear that he was ready to counter every bouncer of the opposition.

In the Lok Sabha elections, the opposition has caused heavy damage to the BJP by making the Constitution an issue. In such a situation, the Congress believes that by holding on to this issue, the ruling party can be dominated. The opposition hopes that this issue can give a shock to the BJP in the upcoming by-elections in UP and the assembly elections of other states including Haryana-Maharashtra. The BJP is also fully aware of the fact that if it does not respond to this narrative of the opposition, it may suffer losses. That is why before the Parliament session, PM Modi, while talking to the media, mentioned the Constitution by reminding of the Emergency and told how the Constitution was torn to pieces 50 years ago.

Opposition Vs Government on Constitution

The opposition is excited that spreading the narrative of the Constitution in the Lok Sabha elections, prevented the BJP from getting a majority after 10 years. Somewhere, the BJP also knows that the vote bank that it had gathered from BSP and SP since 2014 has been scattered because of the Constitution. That is why the BJP is constantly trying to counter the narrative of the Constitution. It is also being said that the BJP wants to tell people by organizing conferences at various places that it has no intention of changing the Constitution.

BJP knows that if this issue is not countered, it will suffer losses, that is why the party is doing all this exercise. It started immediately after the Lok Sabha election results when PM Modi reached the NDA meeting and first bowed to the Constitution. Through this, an attempt was made to give the message that the Constitution is paramount for the BJP. The opposition is only spreading confusion, while the opposition is following the same narrative that the government is trying to tamper with the Constitution. That is why Congress adopted this strategy on the first day of the Parliament session and the MPs of the 'INDIA' alliance took out a march shouting slogans against the government, in which Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, and Mallikarjun Kharge were also present. The opposition also waved copies of the Constitution in the House and said that now the Constitution will speak in Parliament.

PM Modi reminded us of the Emergency

Before the start of the Parliament session, PM Narendra Modi mentioned the Emergency and reminded how the Constitution was completely rejected 50 years ago. PM Modi said that today we are meeting on 24 June, and tomorrow is 25 June. For those who are dedicated to the dignity of the Constitution and have faith in the democratic traditions of India, 25 June is an unforgettable day. 25 June was a black spot in India's democracy. 50 years of that are being completed, and the new generation of India will never forget that the Constitution of India was completely rejected.

PM Modi said that 50 years ago the country was turned into a prison, and democracy was completely suppressed. These 50 years of emergency are of the resolution that we will protect the democracy and democratic traditions of India by protecting our constitution with pride. No one in India will ever dare to do what was done 50 years ago and put a black mark on democracy. With the resolution of a vibrant democracy, we will fulfill the dreams of the common people according to the direction of the Constitution of India. PM Modi advised the opposition, and he said that the country expects good steps from the opposition, the country wants debate and vigilance in the Parliament. People do not expect tantrums drama, or disturbances. The country needs a good and responsible opposition.

When and why was the emergency imposed?

Emergency was imposed in the country on 25 June 1975. It was announced by the then President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed at the behest of the then PM Indira Gandhi. During this period, civil rights were abolished and arbitrary actions were taken. Political opponents were imprisoned. Jayaprakash Narayan had called it a 'dark period of Indian history'. According to a report, on 12 June 1975, High Court judge Jagmohan Lal barred Indira Gandhi from contesting elections for 6 years, finding her guilty of misusing government machinery in the elections. On 24 June, the Supreme Court upheld this order but allowed Indira Gandhi to remain in the PM's chair. After this, Jayaprakash Narayan announced protests until Indira Gandhi resigned. Only after this, did Indira Gandhi pass an ordinance and impose an emergency. This emergency was ended after 21 months on 23 March 1977.