Mamata Banerjee is the current Chief Minister of West Bengal, and is the chief of the All India Trinamool Congress. She was born in a middle class family in Kolkata, and entered active politics right from college. She joined the Congress in her youth, winning her first Lok Sabha election in 1984 from Jadavpur parliamentary Constituency, which she lost in 1989 and won again in 1991. She kept retaining the seat till the 2009 general elections. She founded the All India Trinamool Congress in 1997, and became Railway Minister twice. Following alliances with both the NDA and UPA, Banerjee rose to even more prominence during the Nandigram and Singur agitations. Finally, she was elected the Chief Minister of West Bengal in 2011, and re-elected in 2016, with even greater majority.
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