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Mamata's paintings fetch Rs 92 lakh so far


Amrita Panja,CNN-IBN
Apr 07, 2011 at 10:52am IST

Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee's painting exhibition has generated a whopping Rs 92 lakh in two days and two more days are still to go. A particular painting alone fetched a staggering Rs 12 lakh and there is demand for more.

"Some orders are coming...all paintings are sold. I have got another order," said Mamata Banerjee.

The art buzz has hit political corridors too, with Mamata Banerjee's paintings selling like hot cakes.

"The response has been overwhelming, people from all walks of life are showing interest," said Gallerie 88 owner Supriya Banerjee.

The paintings start at Rs 50,000 and 44 of 98 paintings are already sold out. With her efforts as a leader to help her party turning successful, it is something to see if this response is a reflection of her mass appeal in the upcoming assembly elections.

If the numbers are anything to go by then Mamata Banerjee the leader has surely sealed her position as a sought after painter too. With buyers such as Harsh Neotia, Jai Mehta and Jagmohan Dalmiya to her list, for the opposition it is a camouflaged entry of corporate moneybags in the election process.

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