Wishes have poured in from various walks of life as Trinamool’s congressional leader is set to form a government in the state for the third time.

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee defeated Suvendu Adhikari by a margin of 1,200 votes to win the Nandigram constituency. Congratulations have poured in from various walks of life as Trinamool’s congressional leader secures his party’s victory and prepares to form a government in the state for the third time.

The battle was fierce and a closely watched battle for Ms Banerjee clashed with former party strongman Mr Adhikari, who had left Trinamool Congress to join the Bharat Janata Party recently.

After the victory, Ms. Banerjee addressed supporters outside her residence. “This is Bengal’s victory. Only Bengal can ensure such a victory,” she said. She should speak to the media later.

Meanwhile, Finance Minister Nirmala Sithraman and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh have expressed their wishes on the occasion.

Congressman Shashi Tharoor praised Ms Banerjee saying it was a victory over communalism and intolerance. “BJP met their match in Bengal, and lost,” he wrote on Twitter.

NCP chief Sharad Pawar responded with congratulations.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal joined him in wishing the leader of Trinamool.

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