Rahul Gandhi has made all the heads turn with his remarks over the national Emergency imposed by former prime minister Indira Gandhi. The Congress leader has said that the imposition of Emergency was a “mistake”.
While speaking to Kaushik Basu, a professor at the Cornell University in the US and India’s former chief economic advisor, Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday termed the decision of Emergency imposed by his grandmother “wrong” but said that the party “never attempted to capture the constitutional framework” of India.
“The Congress party at no point attempted to capture India’s institutional framework and frankly, the Congress party does not even have that capability. Our design does not allow us that and even if we want, we cannot do it,” the Congressman reportedly said.