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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the State of Emergency declared in India in on June 25 1975 represent pivotal moments in India’s political history, reflecting contrasting approaches to governance and democracy. Exactly 5 decades ago, this very day in 1975, Indian democracy was at its lowest ebb. For the then PM — Indira Gandhi — of the Congress, had declared a state of Emergency in the nation, claiming outward intervention in destabilising the nation. On Monday, on the starting of 50th year of Emergency, PM Modi — called the time of Emergency a ‘black spot’ of our democratic history. Narendra Modi, India’s PM since 2014, is known for his decisive leadership and transformative policies. Under his tenure, India has seen significant economic reforms, and a robust foreign policy aimed at enhancing India’s global stature. Modi’s leadership style is characterised by strong communication skills and an emphasis on national pride and cultural heritage.

In stark contrast, the state of Emergency declared by PM Indira Gandhi in 1975 marked one of the darkest chapters in India’s democratic journey. By the time Emergency was lifted, Modi had an experience that no one had and his vision, as a political worker, had also become grand. But how could ‘Narendra’ carry it all out through the Emergency? Weren’t the prying cops and intelligence operatives on the lookout for everyone related to RSS. Modi’s simplistic approach to this problem also shows his brilliant handling of otherwise troublesome matters. Donning a Sikh-turban and specks, Modi changed his name from Narendra to Prakash.

Modi’s leadership is often viewed through the lens of democratic governance and economic development, whereas the emergency era under Gandhi symbolizes authoritarianism and the erosion of democratic freedoms.

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