JP Movement Gave Birth to a New Kind of Politics in The Nation: PM Modi

JP Movement Gave Birth to a New Kind of Politics in The Nation: PM Modi
New Delhi: Addressing a gathering at an event - Loktantra Prahari Abhinandan - organised on the occasion 113th birth anniversary of socialist leader Jayaprakash Narayan at Vigyan Bhavan in Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "JP Movement, Navnirman Movement, Emergency...they gave birth to a new kind of politics in the nation".

Here are the highlights of PM Modi's speech:
  • The political generation born during the Emergency was fully dedicated to democratic values, inspired by JP.
  • When we remember likes of Gandhi ji, JP, Nanaji, we always think about integrating the villages of India.
  • JP Movement, Navnirman Movement, Emergency...they gave birth to a new kind of politics in the nation
  • JP Movement, Navnirman Movement, Emergency...they gave birth to a new kind of politics in the nation.
  • So many people in politics today owe their initial days to those days of Emergency, JP Movement. A new political generation was born.
  • The political generation born during the Emergency was fully dedicated to democratic values, inspired by JP.
  • Badal Sahab is sitting here...he is the Nelson Mandela of India. He has spent so many years in prison & that too for political reasons
  • What was the crime of people like Badal Sahab? Only that he had political views different from those in power
  • Saw Advani ji closely during the Emergency. He was in a jail in Bengaluru. Had received him at the airport
  • JP was a person with an open mind. He was not restricted to one thought or ideology. He lived for the truth & what he felt was right
  • We need not cry while remembering Emergency. Lets talk about how the anti-Emergency movement strengthened democracy
  • In 1977 polls top leadership was in jail. No one knew what was happening but see the strength of people & their respect for democracy
  • Leadership born during Emergency was not one for TV screens. It was a leadership to live and die for the Nation