She is all fired up and now set to go for a long dharna in Kolkata. Mamata Banerjee has charged the government of political vendetta, for sending CBI officers after her police commissioner in her own backyard. The central investigating agency, CBI had arrived at the police commissioner’s residence to question him in the chit-fund scam. What’s playing out in Kolkata is a Singur-style protest. Mamata Banerjee is sitting with her hair covered in a shawl, with her entire government force, complete with two cell phones and a battery pack.

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Singur was a turning point in Mamata’s political career. Today’s dharna has started exactly at the same point in the Metro Channel area in Kolkata is where it all is playing out. This is important for optics as she came to power on the Singur card, on a Sunday evening having her party cadre march to the exact same place symbolises how Mamata Banerjee wants to signal her strategy except that today she is the Chief Minister.

Today’s dharna has started exactly at the same point in the Metro Channel area in Kolkata is where it all is playing out.

Mamata Banerjee lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval after a huge showdown between the Kolkata Police and the officials of the Central Bureau of Investigation.

Who is right and who is wrong is a matter legal detailing but for a country heading into elections in less than 60 days this could be a turning point in how much temperatures will rise as BJP takes on a combined opposition in which Mamata is one of the prominent leaders. Watch this space for more and stay tuned to Women and the Vote on SheThePeople

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