Initiating a discussion on the 'Commitment to India's Constitution', Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said measures should be taken to strengthen the Constitution and ensure that democracy is not subverted again.
Jaitley narrated the sequence of events that took place in Hitler's regime, suggesting that these were replicated by Indira Gandhi who imposed Emergency in 1975.

"There are worst illustrations in history when Constitutional systems are used to subvert the Constitution...You have the most glaring example in the world when in 1933 in Germany Emergency was declared," he said, while countering the attack on government over 'intolerance' issue.
The Minister also said Hitler, using the pretext of a threat to 'set ablaze the German Parliament', imposed Emergency, detained opposition to gain majority for amending the Constitution, censured the press and came out with a 25-point economic programme.

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