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When 25-yr-old Narendra Modi disguised himself as Sikh to escape arrest during Emergency


PM Modi disguised as a Sikh during Emergency


Forty-six years ago today, on 25 June 1975, the then Prime Minister late Indira Gandhi had declared Emergency in India. Remembering this ?darkest hour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, said, that the dark days of Emergency could never be forgotten.

PM Modi took to Twitter and wrote, The period from 1975 to 1977 witnessed a systematic destruction of institutions. Let us pledge to do everything possible to strengthen India’s democratic spirit, and live up to the values enshrined in our Constitution.

In another tweet, he remembered that all those, who resisted the Emergency and protected Indian democracy. Congress trampled our democratic ethos, wrote Modi and shared an Instagram post of the Bharatiya Janata Party, which mentioned the banned activities during the Indian Emergency.

Modi, who was a mere 25-year-old then, began his political journey during Emergency and used the art of ?disguise? to fool police looking for him.

As an active member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), Modi was one of the persons of interest for the Gujarat police.

A few years ago, when Modi was the Chief Minister of Gujarat, a journalist had asked Modi about his experience during Emergency. He quipped, It was a thrilling experience in itself. I never stayed at one place for long. I travelled a lot and used disguise to hide from the police and somehow managed to not get arrested.

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Renowned singer KK passes away at 53

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KK passed away at the age of 53 in Kolkata

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Ambedkar Jayanti: Rare photos of Dr BR Ambedkar that also include his Nagpur visit…

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A statement by the managenent read: “Shane was found unresponsive in his villa and despite the best efforts of medical staff, he could not be revived. The family requests privacy at this time and will provide further details in due course.”

More details are awaited.

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