Amethi (UP): Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday made an indirect reference to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and said that some people had put India behind the bars of Emergency for their selfish interests and this should be known to all. need to be remembered. Without naming the Gandhi family, Irani, who is on a one-day visit to Amethi, during her address at the Manishi Mahila Mahavidyalaya, said, "We remember the day when India was imprisoned in Emergency, so we all One needs to be alert and alert.
In 1975, then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi announced the imposition of an emergency in the country, which was in force till 1977. He said that it needs to be remembered that some people had partitioned the country for their selfishness and there cannot be a more sad time than that. Irani said, "Such people wanted India to be always under the British and weak if not subject."
Referring to the central government's 'Har Ghar Tricolor' campaign, Smriti said that no one person should have the right to hoist the tricolor from the ramparts of the Red Fort, but every person in the country should have the right to put up the tricolor at his home. After laying flowers on the statue of Babasaheb Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, Irani flagged off the tricolor yatra organized from Ram Leela Maidan, Amethi, and participated in the yatra by driving a scooter. He had won the Lok Sabha election in the 2019 general election defeating former Congress president Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, which was considered a Nehru-Gandhi family stronghold for several decades.