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(; , pronounced ; born 5 January 1955) is the 11th and current chief minister
of the Indian state of West Bengal
. The first woman to hold the office, she is also the founding chairperson of the Trinamool Congress
. Currently she is also in charge of nine key departments of the government of West Bengal
, including Home, Health and Family Welfare, Land and Land Reforms, Information and Cultural Affairs, Hill Affairs, Minority Affairs and Madrassah Education, Agriculture, Power and Home (Personnel and Administrative Reforms) departments. Banerjee is known as a firebrand orator
and popularly referred to as "Didi" (meaning elder sister
) to all her followers.
Banerjee pulled off a landslide victory for the All India Trinamul Congress in West Bengal by defeating the world's longest-serving democratically-elected communist... Read More