West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday congratulated the voters ”for their balanced verdict” and termed the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) victory in the Gujarat Assembly elections as a “face-saving win”.
I congratulate Gujarat voters for their very balanced verdict at this hour.
It is a temporary and face-saving win, but it shows a moral defeat for BJP.
Gujarat voted against atrocities, anxiety and injustice caused to the common people. Gujarat belled the cat for 2019
— Mamata Banerjee (@MamataOfficial) December 18, 2017
She wrote on Twitter: “I congratulate Gujarat voters for their very balanced verdict at this hour. It is a temporary and face-saving win, but it shows a moral defeat for BJP. Gujarat voted against atrocities, anxiety and injustice caused to the common people. Gujarat belled the cat for 2019.”
Hitting out at the leading party, the Congress” Trinamool Congress chief said that the verdict shows “a moral defeat” for the BJP.
Mamata has been a vocal critic of the BJP government, since the party’s victory in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
In the counting that is underway, the Congress is trailing with 70 seats, while the BJP has won 84 seats and is leading in 15 seats in the 182-member Gujarat Assembly.
The BJP is all set to form the government for the sixth consecutive time in Gujarat. (ANI)
Here is how people trolled Mamata :
Hallo Mamta Di, don't show your negativity to Gujarat. You only believe in Divide & vote Bank Politics. This is record 6th time people of Gujarat have voted for development and not for hate.
— MI….NI. (@monicanitin) December 18, 2017
No didi. To win after 22 years deserves credit. Honestly if not any one , you understand that.
— Nomadic IIMCian; followed by Narendra Modi (@NIimcian) December 18, 2017
truly didi whole of india will vote for BJP in 2019, appreciate your candid acceptance of defeat very early…. Bengal is not very far from the BJP rule it only question of time…
— ashokambalam (@ashokambalam) December 18, 2017
Madam – Recommend you stop turning West Bengal into an Islamic State first. Over appeasement of one community by you is a big concern. Atrocities being done by your govt is of more concern. 2002 is past and 2017 is now and in this now you are in the wrong
— Pushkar (@pushprsd) December 18, 2017
Win is a win by 1 vote-1 seat or more and results shows majority of voters still support BJP.. so please dont manipulate the narrative.Dignity is in accepting the reality otherwise this will be repeated in bengal next year. Ohh wait!! thats gonna happen anyway
— Vibhav Mani Tripathi (@vibhavMtripathi) December 18, 2017
Use this,it will give you some relief pic.twitter.com/mLctvSYwAJ
— Jinang (@jinangb) December 18, 2017
Madam, please show some decorum! We realize you can't accept @bjp4india has won the people's mandate ! Unfortunately for you, your government are also part of a democracy called India! Hope this clarifies! #GujaratVerdict #HimachalResults
— RP (@rp_pachat) December 18, 2017