Posted on June 25, 2020, 11:48 AM IST
Exploding over the constant jibes by Congress over the Indo-Sino issue, Union home minister Amit Shah asked a few hard hitting questions to Congress and gave some strong advice over various issues like India-China face-off and fuel price hike.
“As one of India’s opposition parties, Congress needs to ask itself: Why does the Emergency mindset remain? Why are leaders who don’t belong to 1 dynasty unable to speak up? Why are leaders getting frustrated in Congress? Else, their disconnect with people will keep widening,” he tweeted on Thursday. "One Family's Greed for Power lead to imposition of Emergency". he also said.
He indirectly targeted the Gandhi family by talking about the dynasty and claimed that leaders in the Congress are getting frustrated. As today marks the 45th anniversary of the nationwide emergency that was imposed in 1975 during the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's tenure, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday launched an attack on Congress party, saying that one family's greed for power led to the imposition of emergency.
"On this day, 45 years ago one family's greed for power led to the imposition of the Emergency. Overnight the nation was turned into a prison. The press, courts, free speech...all were trampled over. Atrocities were committed on the poor and downtrodden," Amit Shah tweeted.
Referring to the recent Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting, Shah slammed Congress president Sonia Gandhi for removing party spokesperson Sanjay Jha, who was said to be critical of the party leadership. "During the recent CWC meet, senior members and younger members raised a few issues. But, they were shouted down. A party spokesperson was unceremoniously sacked. The sad truth is- leaders are feeling suffocated in Congress," Shah said.
The war of words has been going on between the BJP and the Congress over the June 15 skirmish in the Ladakh region in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed. The Congress has targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of giving away Indian territory to China.
PM Modi had asserted at the all-party meeting that “no one has entered our territory, no one is at present within our territory and no one has occupied our posts”. This was in reference to the situation in the Galwan Valley after Indian Army’s brave action to thwart Chinese attempts to erect a structure on the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control (LAC).