New Delhi, June 25: Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday launched a scathing attack on the Congress and compared former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, who imposed Emergency, to Adolf Hitler, alleging that both leaders used the Constitution “to transform democracy into dictatorship”.
On the 43rd anniversary of imposition of Emergency, Jaitley noted that unlike the German dictator, Gandhi went ahead to transform India into a “dynastic democracy”.
Comparing the former PM to Hitler, Jaitley wrote that her actions echoed Hitler’s Reichstag episode. Reichstag is the German word for Parliament.
“Mrs. Gandhi’s imposition of Emergency under Article 352, suspension of fundamental rights under Article 359 and her claim that ‘disorder was planned by the opposition in the country’, echoed Hitler’s ‘Reichstag’episode as exposed by the Nuremberg trials after 13 years,” Arun Jaitley said in a series of tweets.
“Both Hitler and Mrs. Gandhi never abrogated the Constitution. They used a republican Constitution to transform democracy into dictatorship. Hitler arrested most of the opposition Members of Parliament and converted his minority Government in Parliament into a 2/3rd majority government,” he said. (Agencies)