Emergency

President Pranab Mukherjee remembers Indira Gandhi, lauds GST

Outgoing president Pranab Mukherjee today in his farewell speech remembered his mentor and former prime minister Indira Gandhi. In his last speech as the President of India, Mukherjee said that Gandhi was a towering personality. “My career was mentored by Mrs Indira Gandhi who was a towering personality. She had the courage to call a spade a spade,” Mukherjee said as he related an interesting incident that happened in London

Salman Khurshid defends Emergency, says no apology needed

There is no need for the Congress to apologise for imposition of Emergency in 1975 as people realized the decision was right and voted Indira Gandhi back to power, senior party leader Salman Khurshid has said. “Why should we apologise? Why should we discuss Emergency? Certain things happened. After that, people of India voted Smt Indira Gandhi as the Prime Minister. So, if we have to apologise, then people of India

Emergency can happen again : LK Advani

At a time when his Bharatiya Janata Party is in power at the Centre, veteran leader LK Advani has sought to ruffle feathers by saying that an Emergency-like situation in future could not be ruled out. “At the present point of time, the forces that can crush democracy, notwithstanding the constitutional and legal safeguards, are stronger,” Advani said, in remarks that are bound to create controversy as his tumultuous relationship