Mamata Banerjee (Bengali: [mɔmot̪a bɔnd̪oˈpad̪d̪ʱˈae̯] also known as Didi, born 5 January 1955) is an Indian politician serving as the 8th and current Chief Minister of West Bengal since 2011. She is the first woman to hold the office. She founded the party All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC or TMC) in 1998 after separating from the Indian National Congress, and became its chairperson. She is often referred to as Didi (meaning: elder sister in Hindi and Bengali).
Banerjee previously served twice as the Minister of Railways, the first woman to do so. She is also the first female Minister of Coal, and Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Youth Affairs, Sports, Women and Child Development in the cabinet of the Indian government. She rose to prominence after opposing the erstwhile land acquisition policies for industrialisation of the Communist government in West Bengal for Special Economic Zones at the cost of agriculturalists and farmers at Singur. In 2011 Banerjee pulled off a landslide victory for the TMC Congress alliance in West Bengal, defeating the 34-year-old Communist Party of India (Marxist)- led Left Front government, the world's longest-serving democratically elected communist government in the process.
Early life and education
Banerjee was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata), West Bengal to a Bengali Brahmin family headed by parents Promileswar Banerjee and Gayetri Devi. She grew up in a lower middle class family. Banerjee's father died due to lack of medical treatment, when she was 17.[
MAMATA BANERJEE (Winner)
BHABANIPORE (KOLKATA SOUTH)
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