Mamata Banerjee's first stint as the West Bengal chief minister had witnessed scams and scandals, but because the election outcomes display, none of them might sully her squeaky clear image.
First came the Saradha fund scam, followed by using the Narada sting which purportedly confirmed a few of her party men accepting cash.
a few of the tainted leaders had been in the electoral fray and barring former minister Madan Mitra, at the moment in penal complex over his alleged involvement with Saradha, all have received. Their victories show that accusations of corruption leveled towards the TMC has failed to caught on Mamata.
She never admitted to wrongdoing, but the opposition offensive had momentarily put her on the again foot. The TMC needed to get rid of scores of banners and cutouts that boldly pointed out Mamata became the "symbol of honesty". It became no longer an admission through any capability, however a political compulsion, admitted Trinamool leaders in private.
"in their vilification campaign, the Opposition basically outdid Goebbels (Hitler's propaganda minister right through WW II). It changed into shameful. They focused every leader in our party and even me. All political parties should have some admire for each different," Mamata noted quickly after the consequences had been announced.
Corruption had turn into a speaking factor in Bengal in fresh previous. It received steam after an beneath-building flyover collapsed in Kolkata. Her rivals referred to Mamata's single-greatest achievement has been to put Bengal on the corruption map of India.
"Corruption is the important thing difficulty this election. Bengal have certainly not witnessed a minister getting arrested on corruption costs and then contesting from penitentiary," stated CPI(M) state secretary Suryakanta Mishra on election-eve.
The voters, however, overwhelmingly chose to disagree.