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Dark days of emergency can never be forgotten: PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hit out at the Congress over the 1975 emergency saying that the ‘dark days of emergency’ can never be forgotten.

Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said, “The period from 1975 to 1977 witnessed a systematic destruction of institutions. Let us pledge to do everything possible to strengthen India’s democratic spirit, and live up to the values enshrined in our Constitution.”

One June 25, 1975, a situation of emergency was declared by the then president Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed on the recommendation of the Indira Gandhi-led Congress government at the Centre which remained in effect from June 25, 1975, to March 21, 1977.

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