Mamata grateful to ‘Ma Mati Manush’, says Bengal rejected slander, lies

  • IANS, Kolkata
  • Updated: May 19, 2016 17:43 IST
Trinamool Congress supporters smear colour on a poster of party chief Mamata Banerjee as they celebrate TMC’s win in West Bengal assembly elections, in Tripura. (PTI Photo)

A triumphant West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said a campaign of slander and lies led to the sweeping victory of her Trinamool Congress in assembly polls.

The TMC supremo called the verdict a triumph of the “constant strive for all round development, our people-friendly policies and practices and our good governance”.

Read: Live poll results: Mamata sweeps Bengal, says thankful to people of Bengal

Banerjee said, “Despite the best efforts of all Opposition to malign us, the blessings of ‘Ma Mati Manush’ (Mother, land and people) have reinstated us in power.”

“People do not like such campaigns. There were all sorts of alliances against us. But people have ultimately made their choice,” Banerjee told a press conference.

“This is for the first time in 49 years that such a massive mandate has been given to a single party,” said Banerjee, whose party now hopes to win over 200 seats in the 294-assembly.

“In 2011, we worked with an alliance (Congress) and got 184 seats. This time the people have given us many (more) seats,” she said.

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