Emergency was a mistake: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi
NEW DELHI: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said that the emergency imposed by his grandmother, former Prime Minister later Indira Gandhi was a mistake. Rahul Gandhi in conversation with renowned economist Kaushik Basu said that what happened in that period was wrong. He said that imposing an emergency was a mistake. Absolutely, that was a mistake. But, the Congress party didn't attempt to capture India's institutional framework. He added that during the emergency, constitutional rights and civil rights were suspended, media was restricted and many opposition leaders were jailed. It is known that an emergency was imposed by former PM later Indira Gandhi over 21 months from 1975-77.