“After 35 years people got freedom in West Bengal. All of you remain quiet, be calm. We will maintain peace,” Banerjee told while addressing a huge gathering in front of her south Kolkata residence here.
“This is the year of 150 years of Tagore’s birthday. Let us dedicated it to Tagore and Nazrul. I dedicated this victory to people. We will set up good governance. We will establish democracy. Sare Jahan Se Accha, Hindustan Hamara,” she said.
She said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief Sonia Gandhi have already congratulated her on her victory.
“I got message from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi. I thank them,” Banerjee said.
She dedicated her victory to the people of West Bengal.
“It is victory of demcracy, victory of mother, soil and people. We dedicate the victory to our motherland. It is a people’s verdict, people are the winners,” she said and then went inside her room of the austere Kalighat residence.
Earlier, in a message, Banerjee said: “This is the victory of Ma, Maati and Manush (Mother, Soil and People). Let us remember the martyrs of three decades of struggle, we salute them. Let us remember the poor. We thank all the people with humility. This joy will bring happiness in Bengal.”
Trinamool Congress-Congress combine is leading in 216 seats while Left Front is ahead in 69 in West Bengal, out of the 294 seats available, according to latest trends.
The ruling communists are tipped to be unseated by Banerjee after 34 years.