Modi: Vibrant liberal democracy is the key to progress

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, said “A vibrant liberal democracy is the key to progress”, marking the 40th anniversary of the Emergency. He added, “Let us do everything possible to further strengthen our democratic ideals and ethos.”

Modi: Vibrant liberal democracy is the key to progress

On Twitter, Modi wrote, “We mark 40 years of one of India’s darkest periods- the Emergency, when the then political leadership trampled over our democracy.”

“Inspired by the call of JP, several men & women across India selflessly immersed themselves in the movement to safeguard our democracy.”

He further tweeted, “We are very proud of the lakhs of people, who resisted the Emergency & whose efforts ensured that our democratic fabric is preserved.”

“Personally, the Emergency brings back many memories. As youngsters, we learnt a lot during the anti-Emergency movement.”

“Emergency was a great opportunity to work with a wide spectrum of leaders & organisations fighting for the same goal- return of democracy.”