NDTV ban: BJP attacks DMK chief Karunanidhi for his ‘second Emergency’ comments

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Launching a sharp attack on DMK President M Karunanidhi for his remarks that the ban on NDTV India could lead to a “second Emergency”, BJP today asked why he had “forgotten” the Emergency imposed by the Congress government in 1975 when DMK had formed coalition with the party.

BJP’s state unit President Tamilisai Sounderrajan slammed Karunanidhi for saying that the one-day ban amounted to violation of freedom of expression, referring to the infamous Dinakaran newspaper office burning incident in Madurai in 2007 when he was Chief Minister.

“Why Kalaignar (Karunanidhi), who talks of a second Emergency in the context of the ban on a TV channel, has forgotten the memories of Emergency while aligning with Congress,” she said in a Twitter post in Tamil.

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