On Her Birthday, Here Are Mamata Banerjee’s Triumphs and Trials

On her birthday, take a look at the highlights from Mamata Banerjee’s political career.

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
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(On Mamata Banerjee’s birthday, The Quint is republishing this story from its archives. It was originally published on 5 January 2016)

Today, Mamata Banerjee turns 64, hardly a ripe old age for an Indian politician of her stature. But ‘Didi’ started her career young, and spent decades fighting what must have seemed like an unbeatable CPI(M)-led government in West Bengal.

She did succeed, becoming the Chief Minister of West Bengal in 2011.

On her birthday, The Quint takes a look at the highlights from Mamata Banerjee’s political career.

On Her Birthday, Here Are Mamata Banerjee’s Triumphs and Trials
(Photo: Reuters/ altered by The Quint)
On Her Birthday, Here Are Mamata Banerjee’s Triumphs and Trials
(Photo: Reuters/ altered by The Quint)
On Her Birthday, Here Are Mamata Banerjee’s Triumphs and Trials
(Photo: Reuters/ altered by The Quint)
On Her Birthday, Here Are Mamata Banerjee’s Triumphs and Trials
(Photo: Reuters/ altered by The Quint)
On Her Birthday, Here Are Mamata Banerjee’s Triumphs and Trials
(Photo: Reuters/altered by The Quint)
On Her Birthday, Here Are Mamata Banerjee’s Triumphs and Trials
(Photo: Reuters/altered by The Quint)
On Her Birthday, Here Are Mamata Banerjee’s Triumphs and Trials
(Photo: Reuters/altered by The Quint)
On Her Birthday, Here Are Mamata Banerjee’s Triumphs and Trials
(Photo: Reuters/altered by The Quint)
On Her Birthday, Here Are Mamata Banerjee’s Triumphs and Trials
(Photo: Reuters/altered by The Quint)

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