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Indira Gandhi thought it was a mistake: What Sonia Gandhi had said about the Emergency

Jun 25, 2015    

In a 2006 interview with former Indian Express editor Shekhar Gupta on NDTV, Sonia Gandhirecounted her memories of the Emergency and how she and Rajiv Gandhi dealt with it."The fact that my mother-in-law herself declared the elections in 1977 tells us that she had a rethink on the Emergency. She thought it was a mistake," says Sonia Gandhi in the interview.Defending the matriarch of the Gandhi family Sonia says, "Don't forget the Indira Gandhi I knew was a democrat at heart, to the core." she adds that "circumstances at the time led her to declare the Emergency but she...

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