One woman army – this is how Mamata Banerjee, the mercurial Chief Minister of West Bengal, can be described in short. Mamata has the distinction of achieving what was supposed to be next to impossible in Indian polity – demolishing the 34 year old citadel of left front government in West Bengal.
What the congress could not do in 34 years, Mamata did single-handedly in just a short span of 13 years.
Mamata Banerjee is the story of a passionate and fiery lady who proved all her critics wrong with just two companions - her sheer commitment to the goal and a ‘never-say-die' spirit. She was laughed at by her critics, called names by Marxist demagogues, physically attacked by political opponents, thrown out of state secretariat in full public glare by a government that swore in the name of egalitarian society but it was Mamata, with rock like determination, who refused to give up and concede defeat. Sweet revenge came her way when she created history by becoming the first woman Chief Minister of West Bengal.
Let's have a look at the journey of a simple next-to-door girl who had a vision for her compatriots that inspired her to enter the treacherous terrains of politics and she came back with flying colours despite all odds pitted against her.