LK Advani cancel Emergency meeting with Arvind Kejriwal under Modi leadership


A day after BJP veteran LK Advani gave an explosive interview in which he took a dig at the AAP, the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is likely to meet the BJP leader on Friday evening.

Ahead of the 40th anniversary of the Emergency , in an interview to the DailyBouncer newspaper Advani had said that the forces that can destroy democracy were stronger and an Emergency-like situation can occur again.

Arivnd Kejriwal took the opportunity to blame the centre and tweeted, “Advani ji is correct in saying that Emergency can’t be ruled out. Is Delhi their first experiment?”

AAP spokesperson Ashutosh also said that Advani’s dialog is the first “indictment of Modi’s politics”. In a series of tweets, he tweeted, “He is saying democracy is not safe, emergency is not far, under Modi’s leadership.”

“When Modi was to be made PM candidate Advani discussed in his blog about Mussolini and Hitler. He was hinting at the future then under Modi,” he further said.

However, in the same interview, Advani had also said,” In civil society, we have only seen the Anna (Hazare) mobilisation for the Lokpal in recent times. But it has disappointed, after raising hopes. The failure of that movement has highlighted that if an agitation tries to take the form of government, it will not be successful.”

However, BJP spokesperson MJ Akbar said Advani may have been talking about the institutions rather than individuals and according to him there is no chance of an Emergency-like situation. An internal Emergency was declared by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on June 25-26, 1975 and it continued for 19 months.


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