The Vice President described the Emergency as the "darkest period" in the history of independent India. (File)

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  • The sovereignty of Parliament is synonymous with the sovereignty of the nation and it is impenetrable.
  • The executive, judiciary, legislature should have a collaborative dialogue.
  • Vice President calls Emergency the darkest phase in India's history
New Delhi:

Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday said parliament is the soul of democracy and any interference of the executive or judiciary in its supremacy is not acceptable. Addressing the Constitution Day function here, he said, "The sovereignty of Parliament is synonymous with the sovereignty of the nation and it is impenetrable."

"Any encroachment into the specific area of Parliament would be a constitutional blunder and contrary to the democratic essence and values," he said, adding that Parliament is the soul of democracy and interference of the executive or judiciary in its supremacy is not acceptable.

The Vice President said that for the sustainable development of the country, the executive, judiciary and legislature should have a "cooperative dialogue, not a confrontational perception".

Without naming anyone, he also took a dig at the government's critics, saying whenever something big happens in the country, some people indulge in acts of stigmatising and tarnishing its institutions.

The Vice President described the Emergency imposed in 1975 as the "darkest period" in the history of independent India.

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