2016 was the last time Bengal went to polls. The obstacles from even within my own party, the Trinamool Congress, were many. I contested the elections and won Cooch Behar South by 18,000 votes. That seat was a Left stronghold for 39 long years. Success of that magnitude, everyone said, deserved at least a portfolio in Mamata Banerjee's Cabinet. But I was sent home empty-handed, with a consolation prize following a...
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