Terming the BJP as her "main enemy", Mamata said, "We want all the parties against the BJP to come together but if someone does not listen to us, stands away with their arrogance, then, in the words of Gurudev RabindranathTagore, we will walk alone."

On 2 May last year, Mamata scripted history by winning the assembly election for the third time in a row, bucking anti-incumbency and staving off a massive challenge from the BJP.

Bengal had witnessed the most high-profile assembly polls last year. While Mamata harped on being Bengal's daughter, the BJP asked people to vote for "change and socio-economic development" after nearly 50 years of Communist and Trinamool Congress rule.