“Super Emergency In India For Last 5 Years”: Mamata Banerjee Attacks PM Modi
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress President and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi by saying there is a super-emergency in the country since the last five years.
This comes in wake of the 44th anniversary of the emergency, declared on June 25, 1975, by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
Mamata also warned the nation to protect its democratic institutions. Taking to Twitter, she wrote- “Today is the anniversary of the #Emergency declared in 1975. For the last five years, the country went through a ”Super Emergency”. We must learn our lessons from history and fight to safeguard the democratic institutions in the country.”
Today is the anniversary of the #Emergency declared in 1975. For the last five years, the country went through a ‘Super Emergency’. We must learn our lessons from history and fight to safeguard the democratic institutions in the country
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) June 25, 2019
A fierce critic of the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Banerjee had opted to skip both PM Modi’s swearing-in ceremony on May 30 and the Niti Aayog meet on June 15, accusing the centre of provoking riots to bring down her government because she was investigating EVM “irregularities” during last month’s national election, in which the BJP claimed 18 of 42 seats compared to the two it won in 2014.
She has also hit out at the PM Modi-led BJP on other instances, accusing them of trying to “turn Bengal into Gujarat” and urging the people of Bengal to band together to protect the culture of the state.