In light of senior BJP leader LK Advani emphasising the need for probity in public life, opposition parties on Sunday said that Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhra Raje must "own up responsibility" in the Lalit Modi controversy.
Congress leader JP Agarwal on Sunday backed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani`s remark that `political credibility was essential and politicians must live up to the trust placed in them by voters` and said those holding to their positions despite serious allegations must leave their seats respectfully.
Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Friday said Emergency is no longer possible in the country as media censorship is not possible in the digital era and amendment to the Constitution has ensured that people cannot be detained without a cause.
The Congress party on Thursday claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi cancelled Lal Krishna Advani's invitation to an event marking the 40th anniversary of the declaration of Emergency after hearing the Bharatiya Janata Party veteran's views on emergency powers.
In a scathing attack on Congress and Indira Gandhi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Thursday described the Emergency, which was imposed 40 years ago, as the worst phase which the nation witnessed and accused the grand old party of harbouring a dictatorial mindset which had led to such a situation.
Hitting back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remarks on Emergency, Congress today cited statements of party leaders LK Advani, Yashwant Sinha and Varun Gandhi to paint him as a leader who believes in centralising all powers in his hands.
Reacting to information that his posters criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi were put up on Delhi streets, former BJP general secretary Sanjay Joshi on Tuesday rejected his involvement in this act.
40 years ago, seizing India's right to free speech and imposing the ruling government's will on every agenda, the then prime minister, Indira Gandhi declared emergency following a loss of faith by the citizens and rising arguments of the opposition parties.
Posters featuring former BJP general secretary Sanjay Joshi is which Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been criticised openly for wishing Pakistan and Bangladesh on Ramadan have sprung up in Delhi lately, reports claimed on Tuesday.
Congress on Monday used BJP patriarch LK Advani's remarks that an Emergency-like situation could emerge to hit out at the Narendra Modi dispensation alleging that an "Emergency" is being witnessed for the past 13 months in the country.
Amid the ongoing row over Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari not being invited for the International Day of Yoga celebrations, the Congress Party on Monday alleged that the ruling BJP at the Centre has become a habitual offender to people holding constitutional offices, and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should learn decorum from veterans LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi.
Shiv Sena on Monday latched onto the opportunity to make an apparent swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran Lal Krishna Advani's recent comments that an Emergency-like situation in future could not be ruled out.
On the Yoga Day, BJP patriarch Lal Krishna Advani on Sunday said cultural nationalism invoked by BJP in the late eighties, which had catapulted the party from two to 86 seats in Parliament, has started gaining ground in the country and its impact is clearly visible.
Seeking to trigger a debate on addition of words socialist and secular to the Constitution during Emergency, RSS mouthpiece's on Saturday said "scars" brought by it "may require operations at the conceptual, psychological and if necessary, constitutional level".