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Mamata Banerjee marries 29-yr-old in southern India

Weird as it may seem, but Mamata Banerjee on Sunday tied the knot with a 29-year-old man named Socialism at a simple ceremony in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.

Well, the bride is not the 66-year-old firebrand Chief Minister of the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, who decimated the Communists in 2011, but a namesake of hers.

The bride’s parents named her after the Bengal politician when the latter was with India’s Congress party. Mamata, the politician, quit the Congress in 1998 to form her own party, the Trinamool Congress.

On the other hand, the groom’s father, a local Communist party leader, named his son Socialism as he was born when the erstwhile Soviet Union was on the verge of collapse.

“I was in Class X when I understood the significance of my name after my friends started talking about it,” Mamata Banerjee, the bride, told the local media.

On the Bengal Chief Minister, who recently came back to power for the third time in Bengal, the bride responded, “She is a strong woman. I am very proud to say that.”

Last month, Mamata scripted history by single handedly pulling off an astounding victory in the assembly election. She not only defied anti-incumbency but also staved off a huge challenge from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling BJP.

Bengal witnessed the most high-profile contest in India’s recently held state elections. While Mamata harped on being Bengal’s daughter, the BJP asked people to vote for “change and socio-economic development” after 50 years of Communist and Trinamool Congress rule.

Source: United News of Bangladesh