Dharna Mana Hai: How Mamata Banerjee Has Turned the Art of Protest Into a Circus Sideshow

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Dharna Mana Hai: How Mamata Banerjee Has Turned the Art of Protest Into a Circus Sideshow

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

 

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amata Banerjee has finally called off her three-day dharna in Kolkata, claiming a moral victory. The sight of the chief minister protesting in the streets raises many unanswered questions. Of course, the most obvious one is why would a CM, who said nothing when more than six of her ministers were arrested in the chit fund ponzi scam, suddenly go on dharna when a police commissioner is called in for questioning by the CBI? Other than for good publicity of course.

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