DIDI Commences 3rd Term As Bengal CM

MAMATA Banerjee, 66, who prefers to call herself a street fighter,
has taken over as the 8th Chief Minister of West Bengal for the third term after winning a pyrrhic electoral battle spreading over eight phases. Unfortunately, election-related violence continued post declaration of the results. BJP claims its supporters and activists are being targeted by the TMC. TMC has however rubbished the accusations. Governor Jagdip Dhankhar and the CM soon after her swearing-in at Raj Bhawan on May 5, 2021, appealed to the people for maintaining peace reminding the miscreants that such incidents are unacceptable. Mamata Banerjee, a former senior Minister at the center, founded the All-India Trinamool Congress party in 1998 after separating from the Indian National Congress. Several senior Congress leaders have over the years walked into the Trinamool Congress. TMC, which wrested power from the Marxist Government headed by Buddhadeb Bhattacharyya in 2011, has gradually enfeebled the Left forces and the Congress. Trinamool Congress was part of the Congress-led UPA and the BJP led NDA. Born and grew up in a middle-class family of South Kolkata, she remains highly opinionated and uncompromising with the dictat of the successive federal governments. Obsessed with the federal structure, she has her own style of governance and succeeded in winning 211 seats in the 294 -member state legislative assembly to return to power for the third successive term proving all pollsters wrong. The surging BJP even after sustained massive campaigning, has bagged 77 seats compared to 3 in 2016.

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