Of the previous post on Mamta Banerjee, Purnima writes:

Might be completely unrelated but I saw Momotadi at the Republic Day parade. She came in an unescorted Maruti 800, without an entourage. She was sitting in the front, with the driver. Got out, without throwing tantrums, waited in the security-check line like the rest of us. I may not agree with her politics but that gave me a glimpse into her as a person and I was impressed.


[I wish I could disagree with her politics too; I just don’t know what they are!]