As the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) is all set to form the government for a third time in West Bengal, congratulatory messages poured in for the chief minister and her party form across the political spectrum. According to trends on the Election Commission of India website at 5:30 pm, out of 292 constituencies in the state, the TMC was leading in 210 seats, while the BJP was leading in 79.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh tweeted congratulations to Mamata Banerjee. “Congratulations to the Chief Minister of West Bengal, @MamataOfficial Didi on her party’s victory in West Bengal assembly elections. My best wishes to her for her next tenure,” he said.