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'Bengal tigress' Mamata Banerjee won despite PM Modi, ministers campaigning: Uddhav Thackeray

In a statement, Thackeray said Banerjee led the fight for Bengal's self-respect single-handedly, adding that "all credit goes to the Bengal tigress for the win".

Published: 02nd May 2021 06:13 PM  |   Last Updated: 02nd May 2021 06:13 PM   |  A+A-

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

MUMBAI: Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday congratulated "Bengal tigress" and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee for "single-handedly" leading her party to victory in the West Bengal Assembly polls.

The TMC was leading in over 200 of the 292 seats that went to polls in the eastern state.

In a statement, Thackeray said Banerjee led the fight for Bengal's self-respect single-handedly, adding that "all credit goes to the Bengal tigress for the win".

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Thackeray, who heads the Shiv Sena, said the prime minister, Union home minister, ministers from the Centre and several states descended on WB to defeat Banerjee.

"But she defeated all these forces. I congratulate her and the courageous people of Bengal," he said.

In a sarcastic vein, the Maharashtra chief minister added that if everybody, an apparent reference to the Narendra Modi government at the Centre, was done with politics, then "let us unite to focus on the battle against the COVID pandemic".



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  • Karunakar

    But you will really lose... No doubt about that.
    13 days ago reply
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