W.Bengal poll verdict is vote against Left: Mamata Banerjee

May 16th, 2009 - 6:54 pm ICT by ANI  

By Ajitha Menon

Kolkata, May 16 (ANI): Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that the verdict in the 2009 general elections in West Bengal was a vote against the continuance of Left rule.

Thanking the people of Bengal for their support and for coming out and voting “despite atrocities by the CPI(M)”, she said the people had shown support for change in the state.

Banerjee told a press conference here that she was happy. She also said as far as her party was concerned, the Left Front Government has been reduced to a minority in West Bengal now.

She said despite the atrocities and even rigging by the Left in the state, many people, including several intellectuals had offered support to the movement for change in Bengal.

She said many had also come and stood by the people in Nandigram and Singur. She thanked everyone for their support. She also expressed happiness that her alliance partner, the Congress had managed to retain its tally of six seats in the Lok Sabha, despite having lost the Darjeeling seat to the BJP.

The Trinamool has won 19 seats, and its other ally SUCI has won one. (ANI)

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