The ruling party led by Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee - CPI(M) has enjoyed the uninterrupted rule in the state from last 34 years. Now, Mamata, with her agenda of "Maa, Maati, Manush (Mother, Land and People)" is all set to blemish CPI(M)'s reign as Bengal is going to hold assembly election in six phases starting from Apr 18.
Mamata, who started her three-day padayatra on Sunday, Mar 27 launched Trinamool's election campaign on the same day. Thousands of people lined up the streets to catch a glimpse of the leader who was accompanied by party supporters holding her cut-outs and posters 'promising to build a new Bengal.'
Mamata covered 6 kilometers on first day and another 7 kilometers on second day. West Bengal is now experiencing the politics fever in this season and were dressed in green, saffron and white as the entire city and state has been wrapped in Trinamool flags and banners.
However, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee has confined himself largely to his own constituency - Jadavpur. Though sources also claimed that the seat-sharing spat between Trinamool and its ally Congress may help CPI(M) to redeem its power in Bengal.
Meanwhile, Mamata's party showed a protest against former Indian Cricket team captain Sourav Ganguly who has been selected as a political icon for election commission's publicity campaigns.
On Wednesday, Mar 30, Trinamool Congress filed a complaint to chief electoral officer Sunil Kumar Gupta alleging that the youth icon Sourav Ganguly was a Left supporter. TMC demanded the EC to take off the campaign programmes with Ganguly.