June 25, 2019
Super Emergency for last 5 years: Mamata Banerjee on Emergency anniversary
Bangla Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today criticised the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government, describing his term in charge as a “Super Emergency”. She also warned the nation to protect its democratic institutions in a message that comes as the BJP and Trinamool Congress trade allegations of provoking violence and intolerance in the state.
June 25 marks the day the then Prime Minister declared a state of Emergency in the country for a 21-month period from 1975 to 1977.
“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 tweeted.
Mamata Banerjee had opted to skip both PM Modi’s swearing-in ceremony on May 30 and the Niti Aayog meet on June 15. 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.