“There is no choice between democracy and the nation. It was for the good of the nation that the people of India declared in the Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949, that “we, the people of India…..” ….. If Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity have not been rendered to “all its citizens” even after a quarter of century of signing of that Constitution, the fault is not that of the Constitution or of democracy but of the Congress party that has been in power in Delhi all these years. It is precisely because of that failure that there is so much unrest among the people and the youth”.
–Loknayak Jayprakash Narayan, An Open Letter to Mrs. Indira Gandhi, written on December 5 1975 from the Jaslok Hospital in Mumbai and published in The Far Eastern Economic Review, Hong Kong carried on February 20, 1976.