Srinagar: Former chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti congratulated Mamata Banerjee as Trinamool Congress (TMC) is once again set to form a government in the West Bengal.
Ms Mehbooba, who is the president of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said that the people of West Bengal have rejected disruptive and divisive forces. “Congratulations to @MamataOfficial @AITCofficial @derekobrienmp on their splendid victory today. Kudos to the people of West Bengal for rejecting disruptive & divisive forces,” Ms Mehbooba wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.
Meanwhile, Mr Abdullah, who is the vice president of National Conference (NC), congratulating Ms Banerjee, alleged that the BJP and a thoroughly partisan Election Commission threw everything including the kitchen sink at you & you prevailed.
“Heartiest congratulations to @MamataOfficial didi & everyone at @AITCofficial for the remarkable victory in West Bengal. The BJP & a thoroughly partisan Election Commission threw everything including the kitchen sink at you & you prevailed. All the best for the next 5 years,” Mr Abdullah tweeted.
Ms Banerjee is likely to return as the Chief Minister for the third consecutive term with the TMC leading in over 200 seats, while the BJP’s lead has slipped to 88 seats, as per early trends.