40 Years is one of the darkest Periods of India

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New Delhi, June 25:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has tweeted to mark 40 years of the emergency this morning saying, Let us do everything possible to further strengthen our democratic ideals and ethos.

Describing a "vibrant, liberal democracy" as the key to progress, the prime minister tweeted, "we are very proud of the lakhs of people across India who selflessly taken part in the movement to safeguard our democracy, resisted the Emergency and whose efforts ensured that our democratic fabric is preserved."

"We mark 40 years of one of the darkest periods- the Emergency, when the then political leadership trampled over our democracy. PM Modi tweeted, referring to socialist Jayaprakash Narayan, who rallied opposition forces against the government.

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