ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Making and Unmaking of Trinamul Congress

The Trinamul Congress (TMC) is a party focused on elections, specifically, on unseating the Left Front in West Bengal for which it is not chary of using its varied alliances even at the cost of its long-term credibility. While a Mayawati, or a Laloo Yadav, can play on the slippery ground of disparate alliances, switching partners can only prove terminal for Mamata Banerjee; she has no stable social segment to fall back upon in the bad times. The TMC has failed to translate its electoral promises into a social presence, which could have been its only guarantee against a premature demise.

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