5 Facts About Mamata Banerjee

1. In 2011, Mamata Banerjee won a sweeping majority and assumed the position of chief minister of the state of West Bengal.

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2. In November 2006, Mamata Banerjee was forcibly stopped on her way to Singur for a rally against a proposed Tata Motors car project.

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3. In the 1984 general election, Mamata Banerjee became one of India's youngest parliamentarians ever, defeating veteran Communist politician Somnath Chatterjee, to win the Jadavpur parliamentary Constituency in West Bengal.

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4. In 1970, Mamata Banerjee completed the higher secondary board examination from Deshbandhu Sishu Sikshalay.

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5. In 2011 Mamata Banerjee pulled off a landslide victory for the TMC Congress alliance in West Bengal, defeating the 34-year-old Communist Party of India—led Left Front government, the world's longest-serving democratically elected communist government in the process.

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