Heard of freedom at midnight, what is this government at midnight: Mamata Banerjee

Accusing the BJP of violating the principles of the Constitution to form a “government at midnight in Maharashtra”, Bangla Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday said the Supreme Court verdict and the resignation of Maharashtra CM has shown that the Constitution cannot be subverted.

Devendra Fadnavis should not have taken the oath as Chief Minister of Maharashtra when he did not have the numbers, she said while addressing a special session of the West Bengal Assembly to observe the Constitution Day.

While talking to reporters later, Banerjee questioned the role of certain governors and said the post is being “badly misused” in the State.

“In my state, the post of the governor is being badly misused. No one should forget that the post of the governor is a nominated one, but the state government is elected. We are not at the mercy of anyone,” she said.

The CM added, “The Constitution is India’s safeguard mechanism. You cannot play around with it.”