Will Rahul's Late Admission Of guilt helps Congress?

Here's the big breaking news that is sure to remain a top headline for weeks. Grandson Rahul Gandhi has for the first ever time admitted that his grandmother Indira Gandhi was wrong. He said imposing emergency on India was a wholly wrong move.

Rahul's admission has come during an interaction with former advisor to the Congress Government Kaushik Basu. Interestingly, this is the first time that the Congress Party or any of its key leaders have admitted that Emergency was bad. Till now, the Congress has been dodging the issue. Even in case of the massacre of Sikhs in 1984, the Congress had apologised only after Manmohan Singh, a Sikh, became the prime minister. Rahul's belated admission of Congress fault has come almost 44 years after the dark period of emergency.

During emergency, Indira Gandhi implemented draconian laws, put all democracy-lovers in jail and slapped cases against the dissenters. The whole country was converted into a prison. The emergency ended only after the Congress was defeated lock stock and barrel in 1977.

Interestingly Rahul Gandhi made these comments to say that Modi was more draconian. During the interview, he said there was no doubt that imposing emergency was wrong,but what Modi is doing was even worse. Many observers and emergency victims say that Rahul's admission of guilt was too little and too late.
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