With a massive victory in the Bhawanipur assembly by-election of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee will not only remain the Chief Minister of the state, but will also increase her stature in national politics. Mamta Banerjee is currently the biggest name in anti-BJP politics. His success in the West Bengal assembly elections and subsequent by-elections has further strengthened him. After these results, Mamata Banerjee’s activism will increase and she can also appear prominently in the assembly elections of five states to be held early next year.
Mamata Banerjee’s success in West Bengal is a big knock for national politics along with strengthening her regional identity. Especially at a time when the Congress is facing constant setbacks and the country is looking for a strong opposition and leadership against the BJP. Although there are many big names in the opposition parties, but Mamta Banerjee is outdoing them all in the success on the ground.
This is the reason why he has defeated the big challenge of BJP on the big front of West Bengal, now he is also eyeing states like Assam and Goa. There she is adding such leaders, who have once been counted among the prominent leaders of the Congress.
Right now, Mamata Banerjee’s image seems to be going strong for the anti-BJP leadership. Now that the assembly elections in five states are due early next year, what will be the role of Mamata Banerjee herself at that time, this will be the biggest question. Because in the states where elections are to be held, there is no Trinamool Congress anywhere. In such a situation, Mamta Banerjee can either support the anti-BJP parties or she can also knock her in some states. In particular, Manipur is such a state, which along with being close to Bengal, also comes under the influence of Mamata Banerjee. In Goa as well, Mamata Banerjee may contest a few seats along with a faction of the Congress, but in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Uttarakhand she will have to support the opposition camp.
If Mamata Banerjee has to increase her reach in national politics, then she will have to keep her anti-BJP role even more firmly in the elections of these five states. Even if they are limited to the level of campaigning rather than contesting elections. This growing power of Mamta Banerjee may cause problems for other regional parties. The problems of the Congress may also increase, because Mamata Banerjee is mostly pulling the Congress part with her. She may not cause much trouble for the BJP, but can certainly cause damage in some states.
Still the most important thing for the BJP leadership is to weaken the Congress, which has a wide reach at the national level and can emerge as a major challenge for the BJP anytime. Apart from this, she will also not like the unity of regional parties. Recently, the leader of INLD in Haryana, Om Prakash Chautala, took the initiative of opposition unity, but that too did not seem to make much progress.