New Delhi, Jun 18, 2018 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold June 25 as ‘Black Day’ to mark the 43rd anniversary of the day Emergency was imposed in India in the 1970s. The decision to hold June 25 as ‘Black Day’ was taken in a meeting of the core committee held on June 12 in which the ruling party had chalked out a list of programmes for the day.
As many as 25 Union ministers are expected to participate in the ‘Black Day’ programme. According to the reports, the party will honour those who had been detained under the Maintenance of Internal Security Act (MISA). An oath will also be taken to protect democracy, Indian Express reported.
“This day is going to be marked to protest the autocratic rule of former PM Indira Gandhi. Today’s generation will be hardly aware of the emergency imposed by her and the atrocities they meted out to the leaders of the BJP and common people,” a BJP leader said.
He added: “The Congress is literally blaming the BJP-led central government for the strict-but-reformative actions and those who do not know about Indira’s Emergency could easily be drawn. But our attempt is to show mirror to the Congress and put facts before the youth.”
The Union Ministers and state leaders are expected to visit various districts of the country to speak about how Indira Gandhi played an instrumental role in the imposition of Emergency in 1975 from June 25, 1975, to March 21, 1977.