This week we are starting our journey from the City of Joy, Kolkata. 42 seats in West Bengal are slated to vote in 7 phases. Kolkata votes on May 19th while the neighbouring city Howrah on May 6th. In the fray heavy weights from both TMC and BJP Mamata Banerjee tops the list of regional leaders who have thrown an open challenge to Narendra Modi. Will her attempt to forge a pan India alliance against BJP give her national stature? Will Amit Shah's claim about Bengal being as important to the BJP as UP was in 2014 prove correct? From Mamata's bastion in Kolkata to Modi's Benares a lot of water has flown down the Ganga. Both leaders might retain their respective strong holds this election but looks like this political fight will be beyond 2019 polls.