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Mann ki Baat: Modi recalls Emergency, says don't take democracy for granted

'During Emergency, every citizen of the country had started getting the feeling that something that belonged to him had been snatched away,' said Modi

Narendra Modi

Press Trust of India New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday reminded people of the Emergency and urged them not to take democracy "for granted", saying in day-to-day life, it is difficult to savour the joy of democratic rights, unless they are snatched away.
In his first 'Mann ki Baat' monthly radio address after returning to power, he said everyday when one gets to eat food on time, one doesn't realize what hunger pangs are.
"Similarly, in day-to-day life, it is difficult to savour the joy of democratic rights, unless they are snatched away. During Emergency, every citizen of the country had started getting the feeling that something that belonged to him had been snatched away. If what was snatched had never been enjoyed by that person, ever, it had to eventually precipitate into a painful inner agony," he said.

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First Published: Jun 30 2019 | 1:25 PM IST

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