Gujarat Election Results 2017: Gujarat numbers a face-saving win for BJP, says Mamata Banerjee

18 December 2017, 05:18 PM
Gujarat Election Results 2017: Gujarat numbers a face-saving win for BJP, says Mamata Banerjee (File Photo)
Gujarat Election Results 2017: Gujarat numbers a face-saving win for BJP, says Mamata Banerjee (File Photo)

Minutes after BJP chief Amit Shah termed election results of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh as victory of development over dynasty and polarisation, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Twitter said that the saffron party won the elections but it was a moral defeat.

The West Bengal chief minister in her tweet said the people of the state have "belled the cat for 2019".

She also termed BJP’s win as a face-saving win. “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.”

However, she also congratulated the voters for their choice. “I congratulate Gujarat voters for their very balanced verdict at this hour,” added Banerjee. 

First Published: Monday, December 18, 2017 05:09 PM
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