Steady stream of visitors visits Mamata
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Last Updated: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 21:46
  
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee, poised to take over as West Bengal's first woman chief minister following her party's landslide victory in the assembly polls, on Saturday received a steady stream of visitors at her Kalighat resident here.

Banerjee, known to be a late riser, began her day early as a large number of people gathered outside her humble residence for a glimpse of the woman who single-handedly brought the Left Front to its knees in the elections.

As the day advanced, the crowd swelled behind the security barricade erected in front of her residence and broke into loud cheers as soon as Banerjee appeared outside.

The people almost fell over each other in their eagerness to touch the leader as she walked to the barricade with Mayor Sovan Chatterjee. Banerjee shook hands and distributed signed photographs.

Microphone in hand, Banerjee took the opportunity to introduce to the people a number of newly-elected MLAs, including some from Maoist-hit Junglemahals, who came calling on her. She advised the MLAs to work for the people.

Veteran film actress Sandhya Roy, director Haranath Chakraborty and painter Samir Aich also called on Banerjee to congratulate her on her party's victory.

''The people of Bengal wanted Didi to bring about a change. Now that the change has come, I'm sure that good days are ahead,'' Aich said.

PTI


First Published: Saturday, May 14, 2011, 21:46


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