Akhilesh Yadav congratulates Mamata, says people of Bengal defeated politics of hate

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Kolkata, May 2 (PTI) Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday congratulated Mamata Banerjee and her party, the Trinamool Congress (TMC), which, according to EC website at 2 pm, is leading in more than 200 seats in Bengal, 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' His party's MP, Jaya Bachchan, had campaigned for the TMC in Bengal.

Amid the political showdown during elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had addressed Banerjee as 'Didi o Didi' and said that her defeat in Nandigram was certain. PTI AMR RMS RMS