Mamata Banerjee, the powerhouse

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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee along with Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav during a joint press conference after their meeting at his residence in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee along with Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav during a joint press conference after their meeting at his residence in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee along with Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav during a joint press conference after their meeting at his residence in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee along with Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav during a joint press conference after their meeting at his residence in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee along with Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav during a joint press conference after their meeting at his residence in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee along with Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav during a joint press conference after their meeting at his residence in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

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Mamata Banerjee with Mulayam Singh Yadav after a meeting at his New Delhi residence. HT/Ajay Aggarwal

Mamata Banerjee with Mulayam Singh Yadav after a meeting at his New Delhi residence. HT/Ajay Aggarwal

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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee along with Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav during a joint press conference after their meeting at his residence in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee along with Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav during a joint press conference after their meeting at his residence in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee along with Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav during a joint press conference after their meeting at his residence in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee along with Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav during a joint press conference after their meeting at his residence in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee along with Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav during a joint press conference after their meeting at his residence in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee along with Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav during a joint press conference after their meeting at his residence in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

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Mamata Banerjee arrives for a meeting with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

Mamata Banerjee arrives for a meeting with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

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Mamata Banerjee arrives for a meeting with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

Mamata Banerjee arrives for a meeting with UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

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Mamata Banerjee speaks to the media after meeting UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

Mamata Banerjee speaks to the media after meeting UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

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Mamata Banerjee speaks to the media after meeting UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

Mamata Banerjee speaks to the media after meeting UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

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Mamata Banerjee speaks to the media after meeting UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

Mamata Banerjee speaks to the media after meeting UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi. (HT Photo/Ajay Aggarwal)

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West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee gestures as she addresses the media after meeting Congress Party President and chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi. (AFP Photo)

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee gestures as she addresses the media after meeting Congress Party President and chairperson of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA), Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi. (AFP Photo)

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Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of West Bengal, walks after her meeting with chief of Congress party Sonia Gandhi, at her residence in New Delhi. Banerjee met Gandhi to discuss possible party candidates for the post of the President of India. (Reuters)

Mamata Banerjee, chief minister of West Bengal, walks after her meeting with chief of Congress party Sonia Gandhi, at her residence in New Delhi. Banerjee met Gandhi to discuss possible party candidates for the post of the President of India. (Reuters)

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