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Jaitley condemns communists for their support to Emergency

Left parties have been a puzzle to me. The CPI was an unashamed supporter of the Emergency... The CPI(M) was not an active participant in the struggle against the Emergency

New Delhi: Union Minister today slammed the left parties saying that CPI supported the Emergency, while the CPM did not take an active part in the struggle against the draconian measure.

In the third and final part of his article on ‘Emergency Revisited’, Jaitley also wondered how socialist followers of Ram Manohar Lohia will work with the Congress in the long run.

“India’s Left parties have always been a puzzle to me. The CPI was an unashamed supporter of the Emergency. Its political line was that Emergency was a war on fascism.

“Though theoretically the CPI (M) was opposed to the Emergency and critical of it, it was not an active participant in the struggle against the Emergency. Only two of its MPs were arrested. Its Polit-bureau members, Central Committee members, and students’ leaders were, by and large, not put in detention,” Jaitley said in his post on Emergency, which was imposed more than 4 decades ago on June 25, 1975, by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

The Congress (O), the socialist parties, Swatantra Party, the Jan Sangh and the RSS were the main participants in the Satyagraha and protest against the Emergency, he added.

Observing that the followers of socialist leader Ram Manohar Lohia and their post-Emergency evolution have shown a very curious trend, he said, “his (Lohia’s) legacy was represented by George Fernandes, Madhu Limaye, and Raj Narain, who were all consistently anti-Congress”.

“Today that legacy has been inherited by Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav in Uttar Pradesh and substantially by Shri Nitish Kumar in Bihar. While the trace of anti-Congressism is visible in both, the party formed by Shri Mulayam Singh Yadav is always willing to do business with the Congress.

“I have always serious doubts whether those who represent the political DNA of Dr Lohia and Pt Nehru can in the long run ever work together,” Jaitley said.

His statement assumes significance as several opposition parties, including Congress, Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress, and others, are trying to build a coalition to fight BJP in general elections in 2019.

The most disturbing observation of the Emergency, Jaitley said, was when the Central Government turned dictatorial, the entire system caved in.

“The became subservient, the media became sycophantic. Post Emergency Advaniji told the Delhi media ‘when asked to bend, you chose to crawl’. Over two lakh false FIRs were registered and hardly any police stood up to protest. Thousands of detention orders were passed when there were no grounds of detention.

“Hardly any Collector refused to sign an illegal detention order. Even during the campaign when the result appeared inevitable, Mrs Gandhi was unwilling to see the writing on the wall. She superseded Justice HR Khanna and appointed Justice Beg as the Chief Justice of India. Justice Khanna resigned. Palkhiwala commented that the post of the Chief Justice is now too small for Justice Khanna,” Jaitley wrote.


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