With the recent by-election results reconfirming Trinamool Congress’s political dominance in West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee may see it as an encouraging sign for her proposed forays outside the state. Not least, because BJP seems to be vulnerable. Despite wins in Assam, Telangana and Madhya Pradesh, it lost traction in Himachal Pradesh and Rajasthan. In the coming round of state assembly elections in 2022, Didi is hoping to widen her political footprint beyond Fortress Bengal by contesting seats in Goa and Tripura. While Tripura could possibly give her a leg up, given that the majority population is Bengali, why has she gone all the way to Goa to try her luck?

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