ITANAGAR, Jun 26: The Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress has strongly condemned the BJP-Arunachal and ABVP-Arunachal Unit for observing June 25 as "Black Day" to mark the imposition of Emergency in 1975. The event included burning an effigy of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, an act described by the Youth Congress as highly condemnable.

In a press statement, the Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress criticized the BJP for tarnishing the image of Indira Gandhi, India's first female Prime Minister, known as the Iron Lady of Indian politics. They described the event as a gimmick aimed at deflecting attention from current issues.

The statement highlighted that while BJP leaders call themselves "Chowkidars," they have ignored what the Youth Congress termed an undeclared Emergency under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership. The Youth Congress accused the BJP of engaging in cheap publicity stunts instead of focusing on the welfare of the masses.

The Youth Congress called for introspection within the BJP on various issues, including the misuse of enforcement agencies, suspension of opposition MPs, inflation, growing unemployment, press freedom, rampant paper leaks, and the unethical toppling of democratically elected governments in states like Arunachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and Maharashtra. These actions, they claimed, are indicative of an undeclared state of Emergency.

The statement also praised the INDIA Bloc under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi for protecting the Constitution amidst threats posed by the BJP-led government. The Youth Congress asserted that recent election results have challenged what they described as a dictatorial approach by the BJP.

The Arunachal Pradesh Youth Congress urged the BJP to focus on the all-round development of the state and adhere to their ideals of being "Chowkidars" rather than engaging in actions aimed at eyewashing the public.