On the 46th anniversary of the imposition of Emergency, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called it "dark days", while Home Minister Amit Shah calls it "murder" of democracy for lust and arrogance of power.
However, Rahul Gandhi said that the current political scenario in the country cannot be compared to that during the Emergency as the Congress never tried to 'capture the country's institutional framework'
L.K. Advani, then president of the Bharatiya Jana Sangh, was arrested and imprisoned during the Emergency for nineteen months. For a brief period, his fellow prisoner in Bangalore was Atal Behari Vajpayee.