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Bengal Polls 2021: It’s BJP’s full force versus Mamata Banerjee

The party has fielded its entire galaxy of national leaders in the state election, including them in the star campaigners’ list

The Telegraph Published 26.03.21, 12:43 AM
How the modern-day Kurukshetra looks as  Day 1 of the eight-day (not 18-day) war nears.

How the modern-day Kurukshetra looks as Day 1 of the eight-day (not 18-day) war nears. The Telegraph

If the Bengal elections have drawn comparisons with epic battles such as the one in the Mahabharat, it is not merely because of the BJP’s affinity towards mythology.

The vyuh or battle formation of the main opponents throws up an unusual sight: one woman against many men and women — much like the skewed numerical array in the colossal chronicle.

The BJP has fielded its entire galaxy of national leaders in the state election, including them in the star campaigners’ list. Trinamul also has lined up its permissible 30 stars but there is little doubt that it is Mamata Banerjee versus the entire BJP on the campaign trail.

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