Outcome of duel in West Bengal likely to have an impact in Delhi

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress is pitted against the BJP in the state.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress is pitted against the BJP in the state.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Cornered Bengal tigress lashing out fiercely - that is how an article in The Times of India newspaper described the chief minister of West Bengal state, Ms Mamata Banerjee.

With the seven-phase Indian parliamentary elections drawing to a close yesterday, the outcome of the political duel between her regional faction, the All India Trinamool Congress, and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will play a key role in deciding who comes to power when results are declared on Thursday.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 20, 2019, with the headline 'Outcome of duel in West Bengal likely to have an impact in Delhi'. Print Edition | Subscribe