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Political leaders congratulate Mamata Banerjee as TMC inches closer to victory in Bengal

Taking to his tweeter handle, NCP leader Sharad Pawar congratulated Mamata Banerjee, calling her imminent win a 'stupendous victory'

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Kolkata: Several political leaders on Sunday congratulated Mamata Banerjee for her stupendous victory in the assembly elections.

Taking to his tweeter handle, NCP leader Sharad Pawar congratulated Mamata Banerjee, calling her imminent win a ‘stupendous victory’

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“Congratulations @MamataOfficial on your stupendous victory! Let us continue our work towards the welfare of people and tackling the Pandemic collectively,” he wrote on Twitter.

The mastermind behind Mamata Banerjee’s election campaign, Prashant Kishor, told a news channel that trends clearly reflect the TMC is well on course to win over 200 votes.

“We have been confident about doing very well. I’ve said it in public. Whether 200 or 190… to my mind all what BJP was trying to do was build up a massive propaganda that they are winning in Bengal. BJP is a formidable and they will continue to be. We were confident that Trinamool would win more seats then what many were expecting,” he said

He said the TMC recognised what they need to do as a course correction and they did it.

“That’s why their victory. Where BJP has not accounted the changes, the Trinamool brought them about post Lok Sabha and therefore they were surprised,” he maintained.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal congratulated Mamata Banerjee for “landslide victory” as trends showed her party winning over 200 seats.

“Congratulations @MamataOfficial didi for landslide victory. What a fight! Congratulations to the people of WB,” he tweeted.

As trends predicted a sweep for Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut congratulated her.

“Congratulations Tigress of Bengal,” he said.

PDP president Mehbooba Mufti congratulated the TMC on its performance in the West Bengal assembly polls, saying people have rejected “disruptive and divisive forces”.

In a tweet, the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister said, “Congratulations to @MamataOfficial @AITCofficial @derekobrienmp on their splendid victory today. Kudos to the people of West Bengal for rejecting disruptive & divisive forces.”

The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress looks to retain power in West Bengal with its candidates leading in over 200 of the state’s 292 seats that went to polls, according to latest trends.

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav congratulated Mamata Banerjee and her party, the Trinamool Congress (TMC), which, according to EC website at 2 pm, is leading in more than 200 seats in Bengal, and said “politics of hate stands defeated” in the state.

Taking to Twitter, he said the “conscious public” have given a befitting reply to BJP’s ‘Didi o Didi’ barbs. “Hearty congratulations to the conscious public, combative Mamata Banerjee ji and the dedicated leaders and activists of the TMC, who defeated the BJPs’s politics of hate in Bengal! This is a befitting reply to the insulting sarcasm ‘Didi O Didi’ from the BJP,” the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister tweeted with hashtag ‘#Didi_jio_didi’.

Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee said trends available for 284 seats indicate that the people of West Bengal have given a befitting reply to the repeated “attacks” on Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Mocking the BJP, Mr Chatterjee also said he wants to see the faces of those who had raised the slogan ‘Is bar 200 par’ (This time, over 200 seats for the saffron party).

“People are with Mamata Banerjee and have replied to the derogatory comments and attacks on her and the populace of Bengal,” he said.

“We have always talked about unity and development… and the way the CM had worked for the welfare of people by risking her life amid the pandemic, has reflected in the election results,” Mr Chatterjee added

TMC leader Firhad Hakim said, “I was always telling the press that Mamata Banerjee will be CM for the 3rd time. BJP tried their best to crack but they didn’t succeed. The Left has now vanished from West Bengal due to their wrong policy of taking a communal force against a communal force.”

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