Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav congratulated West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on a "landslide" victory. "Congratulations @MamataOfficial didi for landslide victory. What a fight! Congratulations to the people of WB," tweeted Kejriwal.
"Congratulations @MamataOfficial on your stupendous victory! Let us continue our work towards the welfare of people and tackling the Pandemic collectively," tweeted Pawar.
Yadav congratulated Banerjee, and said "politics of hate stands defeated" in the state. Taking to Twitter, he said the "conscious public" have given a befitting reply to BJP's 'Didi o Didi' barbs. "Hearty congratulations to the conscious public, combative Mamata Banerjee ji and the dedicated leaders and activists of the TMC, who defeated the BJPs's politics of hate in Bengal! This is a befitting reply to the insulting sarcasm 'Didi O Didi' from the BJP," the former Uttar Pradesh chief minister tweeted with hashtag '#Didi_jio_didi'
The ruling Trinamool Congress looks set to retain power in West Bengal while the saffron party-led NDA was leading in Assam and the opposition DMK in Tamil Nadu, according to latest trends available on Sunday for assembly polls. In Kerala, the ruling LDF is leading.
The counting of votes for the assembly polls in four states and a Union Territory is being taken up at a time when the country is grappling with a raging COVID pandemic. According to trends available for 284 out of 292 constituencies in West Bengal, the TMC was leading in 202 while the BJP in 77.