The ruling BJP will observe Black Day on Monday to mark the 43rd anniversary of 1975 Emergency. The day marks the proclamation of the state of internal emergency by former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
The ruling party will be holding press conferences across the country to highlight the events during the emergency. In the national capital, Union Ministers Vijay Goel, Thavarchand Gehlot and Giriraj Singh will be holding an exhibition at the Rajiv Chowk Metro station to highlight the alleged “atrocities” during the period of emergency.
Then PM Indira Gandhi had imposed emergency in the country on June 25, 1975, after the Allahabad High Court and subsequently, the Supreme Court had found her election to the Lok Sabha ‘null and void’.
It was formally proclaimed by the then President Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed. The Emergency was in effect from June 25, 1975, until its withdrawal on March 21, 1977.
Meanhwhile, BJP President Amit Shah will visit his home state Gujarat to participate in a programme to mark the day in Ahmedabad that will be observed as Black Day.
He will also attend the second day of the two-day ‘Chintan Shivir’ of the party. The purpose of the session is to prepare a roadmap for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.