Mamata Banerjee – the Leader of Bengal

Publication type Article
Status Published
Occupation: Leading Researcher, Centre for Indian Studies, Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
Affiliation: Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences
Address: Russian Federation, Moscow
Journal nameAsia and Africa Today
EditionIssue 8

The article is written in the genre of a political portrait and dedicated to Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal chief minister and one of the key figures in modern India politics. The formation of Mamata as a person and a political leader, her leadership style, her priorities, the results of her activities and problems related are in the spotlight of the author’s attention. A student activist, a party functionary, a deputy of Lok Sabha, the founder and president of All India Trinamool Congress, a minister of Central Government and then the chief minister of West Bengal are the milestones of her outstanding political biography.

Being an irreconcilable opponent of Narendra Modi and as well as of the conservative Bharatiya Janata Party, Mamata Banerji makes efforts to build an alliance between the opposition parties and hopes to lead it to the victory during the parliament election in April-May 2024. However, her initiative faces the resistance of the leaders of certain national and regional political organisations, which see Mamata as their competitor. Mamata Banerjee is still optimistic and continues her tough negotiations with Indian politicians.

KeywordsWest Bengal, Kolkata, Mamata Banerjee (Didi), Trinamool Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party
Publication date30.08.2023
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