BeyondHeadlines Special Correspondent
Kolkata: Counting is still in progress, but West Bengal knows today it has made history.
After more than three decades of being governed by the Left, the state has chosen Mamata Banerjee’s pariborton or “change.” Trends suggest she will land more than 200 of the 294 seats in the Assembly.
Outside her residence in the modest Palighat home in Kolkata, hundreds of workers from her Trinamool Congress sprinkled the celebratory “gulaal” or powdered colour” in the air. One young man said he believes Mamata Banerjee is his “Captain Cool.”
Derek O’Brien, a senior leader in the Trinamool Congress whose signature colour is green, tweeted “The one traffic light in the world that was red for 34 years, just turned green.”