Since then, 46 years have passed, and her combative spirit continues to shine in Indian politics. Mamata Banerjee is known as the "Nation's Didi."
All About her Journey as a Politician
Banerjee supports her leadership since she follows the law of the three Ms: Maa, Mati, and Manush (mom, soil, and other people).
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Source: Amar ujalaHowever, there is another 3M problem in the Bengal elections this time, namely, ‘Mamata, Modi, and Muslim.' Banerjee's challenge is to fight Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity in Bengal on one side, while also regaining support from the minority community, which might oppose the Left-Congress-ISF alliance on the other.
“In 1975, Mamata Banerjee made headlines when she protested by dancing on the car of one of the most powerful leaders of the time, Jayaprakash Narayan.”
Mamata has chosen Nandigram over her home turf Bhabanipur this time to determine her fate in the 2021 elections, adding to the intrigue of the power struggle. Mamata Banerjee was elected Chief Minister of West Bengal as a result of a protest in Nandigram and Singur against the Left's land acquisition insurance policies.
Not only Bengal, but the entire nation is watching Nandigram, which will see one of the most high-profile elections on April 1 with the chief minister replacing her former ministerial colleague Suvendu Adhikari, who joined the BJP in December last year.
Furthermore, Banerjee's election campaign has taken on a new dimension with the addition of a wheelchair after she was injured earlier this month while campaigning in Nandigram.
How Did she begin her Political Career?
With PV Narasimha Rao, Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and Dr. Manmohan Singh, Mamata Banerjee worked with three Prime Ministers. She served in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) governments as a Union Minister, with portfolios including Human Resource Development, Youth Affairs, and Sports, Women and Child Development, Coal and Mines, and Railways. She was also the first woman to be appointed as a railway minister in the country. In 2012, Time Magazine called her one of the world's top 100 most influential people.
“Mamata Banerjee was the first woman to be appointed as India's railway minister.”
Mamata Banerjee, who came from a lower-middle-class background, worked as a milk salesperson to help her family get out of poverty. Her father died when she was just 17 years old due to a lack of counseling. The warrior in her refused to be dominated by the limits. She pursued her education at the University of Calcutta, earning a Bachelor's degree in history, a Master's degree in Islamic history, and levels in education and law. Before entering full-time politics, she worked as a stenographer and a private tutor.
Mamata Banerjee's minimalist lifestyle is another of her attributes. Despite her role as Chief Minister, she continues to live in her ancestral terracotta-tiled roof home on Harish Chatterjee Street in Kolkata. Mamata Banerjee's style statement is characterized by white cotton sarees with monochromatic borders and slippers.
“Despite her role as Chief Minister, she continues to live in her ancestral terracotta-tiled roof house on Harish Chatterjee Street in Kolkata.”
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