Advani’s remarks on Emergency cannot be ignored: Shiv Sena


Mumbai: With former Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani cautioning about the rise of an emergency like situation in the country, the Shiv Sena on Monday said that the remarks of the veteran leader cannot be ignored and it needs to be known who these observations are meant for.

Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamana, Sena said, “L K Advani is the biggest leader of the country who has seen all seasons and has gone through all ups and downs. Today even if he is not in mainstream politics, BJP leaders and media knows he cannot be ignored. Thus, when he said that an emergency-like situation cannot be ruled out again, discussions have once again focused on him.”

It asked, “When Advani laid down his fear of an emergency again, he is definitely pointing at somebody. Now the question is who is this person that Advani is hinting at? How can his fears be mitigated?”

It also said that Advani is a witness to the Emergency of 1975, when political leaders were put behind the bars without sufficient reasons and there was a complete lawlessness in the country. It asked, “Suddenly after 40 years, what made Advani think that emergency can recur and democracy will be crushed?”