With the state elections just 20 months away and the BJP steadily gaining ground, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has begun a public outreach campaign. The Trinamool Congress’s ‘Didike Bolo (Tell Didi)’ campaign seems akin to the booth-chalo drive launched by Union home minister Amit Shah which helped the BJP get 18 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, but Mamata is quick to rubbish such claims. It’s a sequel to the grievance redressal programme she had started at the CM’s office, she says. For this, Mamata has started a phone helpline, a website Didikebolo.com and asked party leaders to spend nights in 10,000 villages of the state. The Opposition, however, doubts if people will tell Didi anything, considering those who have spoken up in the past about genuine problems were either dubbed Maoists or jailed.