M. Reyaz, BeyondHeadlines
Kolkata: After being sworn in as the chief minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee has completed seven days in office on Friday, a week in which she has literally taken the city of Kolkata by storm.
In her first week as the chief minister, Mamata walked, scolded, and even gave a lesson or two on how to man traffic. Refusing VIP security, Mamata Banerjee took her role of an aam Chief Minister a little too seriously leaving the police gasping for breath.
She waited in traffic like any other person and to keep her people on their toes she even made surprise visits, like some hospitals she visited unannounced on her way to the writers’ buildings.
But for the people of Kolkata who have so far been used to wailing sirens and police convoys, Mamata Banerjee’s unassuming black Santro and her people connect has impressed quite a few.
She was once known as a mercurial leader with erratic ways. But as the chief minister, she is now using that as an advantage. With her unusual methods, she sure does know how to keep the cameras rolling.