As the Trinamool Congress headed for a landslide victory in West Bengal, politicians from several parties praised Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for steering her party to success despite an aggressive poll campaign by the BJP.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, who leads his party in attacking the centre in Maharashtra, took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his “Didi, o, Didi” campaign remarks. He also called Ms Banerjee the “Tigress of Bengal”.
— Sanjay Raut (@rautsanjay61) May 2, 2021
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal congratulated Ms Banerjee as well as the people of Bengal for the massive win.
“Congratulations Mamata Banerjee didi for landslide victory. What a fight! Congratulations to the people of WB,” he tweeted.
Congratulations @MamataOfficial didi for landslide victory. What a fight!
Congratulations to the people of WB
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) May 2, 2021
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, one of the foremost critics of the BJP, congratulated the Trinamool chief for prevailing despite a “thoroughly partisan” Election Commission.
“Heartiest congratulations to Mamata Banerjee didi and everyone in the Trinamool for the remarkable victory in West Bengal. The BJP and thoroughly partisan Election Commission threw everything including the kitchen sink at you and you prevailed. All the best for the next 5 years,” he tweeted.