Victory of tolerance in Bihar: Mamata Banerjee

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Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the BJP combine’s defeat in the Bihar assembly elections was a “defeat of intolerance”.

“Congratulations Nitish Kumarji, Laluji and your full team, and all my Bihar brothers and sisters,” the Trinamool Congress tweeted. This, she said, was a “victory of tolerance, defeat of intolerance”.

On October 25, Mamata Banerjee had made an appeal to the people of Bihar to re-elect Mr Nitish Kumar as the CM.

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“Request you all in Bihar to please vote to re-elect Nitish Kumar ji as CM for greater need of our country & development in State,” she had tweeted.

On behalf of the party, National Spokesperson and Leader of the party in Rajya Sabha, Derek O’Brien said: “BJP loses. India saved.”

Mamata twitted, “Congratulations @NitishKumarji, Lalu ji & your full team. And all my Bihar brothers & sisters. Victory of tolerance, defeat of intolerance.”

The defeat of BJP in the Bihar polls is acting as a major relief for West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee as the state is to undergo crucial Assmebly polls in 2016 and a Modi mania is the worst thing she could have on her platter.