-By Ankita Mukherjee
One of the indicators of the election mood has always been the sheer number of chairs that adorn party gatherings. This time, saffron seems to be the colour of the season. When Left Front was in power, manufacturers would seldom take plastic chair orders except for red. They started making green chairs from the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, when Trinamool Congress was in the reckoning. After the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, when BJP’s vote share rose to 17%, saffron chairs made way into the city.