Powerful women ready to reign India: Mamata meets Sonia

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Mamata Banerjee and Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi, May 16: The political scenario of the nation is gradually changing day by day. After the five states' assembly election results, women power at the political level has been accelerated.

Starting from President Pratibha Patil to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit to Uttar Pradesh CM Mayawati - women have so far dominated the nation. It seems that India no longer be called a patriarchal society. Now, two more heavyweight names have been included in the above mentioned list - new Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa and most aspiring West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.

Mamata Banerjee, who met visited the national capital on Monday, May 16, invited the Congress president for the swearing-in ceremony in Kolkata on May 18.

Sources had earlier said that the issues of government formation in West Bengal and Banerjee's successor in the Railway Ministry are expected to come for discussion between Mamata and Sonia.

However, the Trinamool Congress chief rejected to comment on the issues related to next railways portfolio. Congress and Trinamool were seen celebrating the massive win in West Bengal where the allies together succeeded to root out CPI(M)'s consistent rule in the state for the last 34 years.

Sonia Gandhi also invited Jayalalithaa - the new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu who had a landslide victory in the state against Congress' alliance DMK.

However, Sonia's invitation for Jayalalithaa raise many questions. Many started speculating that citing DMK's minifying power and popularity in Tamil Nadu, Congress may create an ally with AIADML led by Jayalalithaa. Congress' latest move is believed to be the initial step for securing its position in Lok Sabha election in 2014.

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