The latest events in Kolkata are proving quite fruitful for Mamata Banerjee. After Supreme Court intervened and advised CBI and Police for a truce, Mamata’s popularity and power escalated from being just a Chief Minister to a Potential PM candidate. Much like what Narendra Modi did when he was the Chief Minister of Gujarat.
CBI didn’t cross the line but countering it was more of symbolic meaning. The reaction by Mamata was a revolt against the Modi reign. She got support from the Opposing parties. Rahul Gandhi, Chandrababu Naidu, Akhilesh Yadav, Sharad Pawar, Tejashwi Yadav, and Mayawati were quick to come out in support of the Didi. BJD supremo and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik, who usually takes guarded positions, also put his weight behind Ms. Banerjee. Thus, stronghold the candidature of the PM post if Modi’s BJP is defeated. Earlier, she called a huge rally which included all the estranged Opposing parties’ leaders. The rally was a landmark as it saw leaders from nearly all regions stand on a single stage.
Mamata, in the past, distanced herself from Congress in order to establish her own individual mark. She was successful in defeating the Communists, a milestone in itself. After many years, she is again trying to become ambitious and going for PM post. She is supported by the leaders who had been downed and dusted by BJP in their respective territories. They are severely injured and their political career won’t last another setback.