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How Didi Became The Iron Lady Of West Bengal

She took on Narendra Modi with raised fists and a leg in a cast—and pulled off a spectacular victory. This wasn't the first time Mamata Banerjee upended West Bengal politics in a career spanning around 50 years. Here's her story.

02/05/2021 5:27 AM
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  • Ghanshyam S.
    5 days

    Sda sukhi rho

  • Banu K.
    7 days

    RIP TMC RIP MAMATA RIP SECULARISM

  • Rida A.
    08/05/2021 18:48

    Queeeeeen 😍😍😍

  • Murali P.
    08/05/2021 14:39

    Pls stop the bloodshed in your state first .....

  • Saibok T.
    08/05/2021 09:58

    Great leader of West bangal

  • Saritha R.
    08/05/2021 01:03

    Ho .. moral of the story is world needs street fighters.. is it?

  • Aniketh Y.
    08/05/2021 00:28

    Dagaar

  • Michael M.
    07/05/2021 15:33

    Kutri🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷

  • AMit B.
    07/05/2021 09:30

    India need more mamtas and kejriwals to pull country from a dry future.

  • Parmod K.
    07/05/2021 07:44

    Congress and the BJP are not in the same league as far as violence is concerned. Violence is the credo of the TMC and the CPM. Don’t call her the Iron Lady. I repeat, there’s nothing ladylike about her. She has danced on car bonnets to forcibly stop vehicles from moving. Her mannerism and language are anything but civil and polite. If you think differently, you are entitled to your view point.

  • Sunil K.
    07/05/2021 05:08

    Jab issane india ke saath rehna nahin hai , hum sab indians usske liye outsiders hain , aur woh rohangia aur muslims ko hi support karti hai to budget , corona aid India se kyun maan rahi hai , bangaldesh se jaa ker mange

  • Shahadat K.
    06/05/2021 20:45

    Know What It Takes to Defeat Narendra Modi Published in New York Times May 5, 2021 By By Mahua Moitra. Ms. Moitra is a member of the Indian Parliament from the All India Trinamool Congress, which last week defeated Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party in state elections in West Bengal. Here are some excerpts: "India’s women will also remember Mr. Modi’s campaign in West Bengal for its brazen misogyny and toxic masculinity. On April 1, while at a public rally at Uluberia, a city in the state’s Howrah district, Mr. Modi referred to Ms. Banerjee, the leader of my party and the chief minister of West Bengal known affectionately as Didi, as “Didi Ooo Didi!” — to stupendous applause from crowds of men. He continued using that tone and phrase in other public rallies." "And culture matters. Mr. Modi and his B.J.P. hoped they would win by equating Bengali identity with Hindu culture. They failed to understand that Bengali culture is not a monolith; it combines secularism with non-vegetarianism and a strong contrarian instinct. We joke that laid-back middle-class Bengalis are content with three things: educating our children, the matinee on Saturday (“shoni bar e matinee”) and a mutton curry on Sunday (“robi baar e mangsho”). At the very least, the Bengalis reject anyone who wants to control what we eat, whom we love and what we wear."

  • Prarit B.
    06/05/2021 18:36

    Yeh BSDK brut India kya hai malum karo 😂

  • Parmod K.
    06/05/2021 18:31

    I beg your pardon, you call her a lady. Most graceless woman on the political firmament of the country. Her credo: Violence, vendetta and victimization. We have had woman CMs before Mamta and look at their image, language, grace and behaviour in public, and I mean Sucheta Kriplani, Nandani Satpathy, Sheila Dixit et al.

  • Ayyu O.
    06/05/2021 18:29

    Love you ❣

  • Rajputtur S.
    06/05/2021 18:12

    Hedamaranir...

  • Subhankar G.
    06/05/2021 17:43

    Big fan of her though I belong to an different political party but I always respect her ❤️

  • Mohammed S.
    06/05/2021 14:11

    💪🏻

  • Aniruddha S.
    06/05/2021 14:10

    It's not iron, would be ironic 😜

  • Himanshu S.
    06/05/2021 13:39

    Why you support this bullshit. You know what's happening over there. Doesn't matter she have many reason to won the elections. But she is definitely not doing good for indians over there

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