THE EIGHTH COLUMN

Mamata a self-made street fighter

The BJP’s most bitter opponent in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections has not been the Congress but a woman from the east. West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) Chief Mamata Banerjee has matched the BJP’s brick for brick, assault for assault, and attack for attack. Mamata’s remarkable political career is entirely of her own making. No one has opened doors for her. She has forced them open herself. Unlike other women leaders like Jayalalithaa or Mayawati, there is no one leader who can truly be called Mamata’s mentor. Click to read more.