Misrepresentation of facts has been a major weapon in the arsenal of the Indian National Congress. And it is always expected of Rahul Gandhi to pull out the same schemes which kept them at the helm of affairs for more than 50 years. In a recently concluded virtual event hosted by Cornell University, he said that the 1975 Emergency which was imposed by his grandmother Indira Gandhi was a mistake.
Rahul also added that Congress never tried to capture constitutional institutions. While trying to sound like a man who knows everything, but eventually came out with nothing. Leaving out important information has been a long-standing habit of Congress, or what is left of it since the emergency. As a matter of fact, the emergency was imposed only after Indira Gandhi cheated in the 1975 elections and then lost the infamous case of ‘The State of Uttar Pradesh versus Raj Narain’ (1975) which barred her from holding any public office for the next six years.
Talking about destroying government institutions, Indira Gandhi was never comfortable respecting them. Even before the emergency, in 1969, Justice A N Ray, a proxy of Indira, superseded three senior judges and went on becoming the Chief Justice of India. This blatant interference in the judicial system by the running government in those days could not be better described than the words of, then honourable Justice, H R Khanna, who tagged the emergency ‘the darkest hour of the Indian democracy’.
Indira Gandhi was barred from holding any public office after she was found guilty of electoral malpractices. The grandmother of Rahul Gandhi not only duped the Judiciary of India but also the Election Commission. She corrupted the two main pillars of our democracy.
Dubbing the darkest period of our democracy as just a ‘noble mistake‘ is a huge disservice to all the people and may open up the wound of the people who fought against it.
In the event at Cornell University, he compared the Indian democracy to countries like Saudi Arabia and Libya. Right after he tried to create a division between North and South India, he tried to defame India as a whole in the American university. Gandhi’s comparison of a dictatorship to a democratically elected government is in itself a disgrace to the citizens of India.
Later in the event, when Rahul was asked about the most uncomfortable question regarding the “Internal democracy“ of the Congress party, then he disregarded the question. He said that it was interesting for him that the question was never asked by any other political party. Nobody asked why there was no internal democracy in BJP, SP or BSP.
Later on, Rahul ended the event with his usual rant against RSS, BJP where he said that the judiciary, the press, the bureaucracy, the Election Commission and every institution has been systemically overtaken by people who have a particular ideology pointing a finger towards the RSS. What one can observe here is that BJP holds a national convention for the selection of its president showcasing a democratic process within the party commanding respect and trust of its followers. On the contrary, Congress, SP, and BSP are all run by a single-family.