West Bengal

Mamata Banerjee's loosening grip

Print edition : July 19, 2019

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addressing a meeting of Trinamool Congress councillors of municipalities across the State in Kolkata on June 18. Photo: PTI

Arson at Kankinara in the Bhatpara Assembly constituency on May 19, while a byelection was under way, following clashes between BJP and Trinamool members. Photo: PTI

At a protest by the West Bengal Primary Teachers Association on June 24. The teachers seek pay parity with Kendriya Vidyalaya and other CBSE schools. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt

Mamata Banerjee with junior doctors at the State Secretariat in Howrah, on June 17. The crisis that their strike caused was resolved at this meeting. Photo: AFP

In the month after the election results were declared, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee appears to be losing control of both the State administration and her party.

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