Constitutional dialogue

Disturbing signals

Print edition : November 13, 2015

August 9, 1976: Indira Gandhi (left) with Youth Congress president Ambika Soni (second from left) and Sanjay Gandhi (second from right). When constitutional dialogue is suspended, as it was during the Emergency, extra-constitutional power centres flourish. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Arun Jaitley: “Indian democracy cannot be a tyranny of the unelected”. Photo: V. Sudershan

If constitutional dialogue is taken as tyranny, Emergency days in new fatigues may not be far behind. There are enough signs to caution the country.

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