On the occasion of the 44th anniversary of the clamping down of the Emergency, the West Bengal Chief Minister, Ms. Mamata Banerjee, declared that the country had gone through 'super emergency' for the last five years.
She took the occasion to mount an attack on the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi, and she said that it is important to learn lessons from history and 'fight to safeguard the democratic institutions.'
Ms. Banerjee said in her tweet, '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.”
Ms. Banerjee had been involved in a bitter war of words with Mr. Modi and the BJP president, Mr. Amit Shah, in the run-up to the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.After the election debacle, in which the TMC failed to stop the BJP from making in-roads in West Bengal, Ms. Banerjee has hardened her stand against the Narendra Modi government.