A narrow lane near West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee’s residence on the counting day for the Lok Sabha elections, in Kolkata on Thursday.
AS trends showed a BJP surge in West Bengal, the residence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in south Kolkata’s Kalighat wore a deserted look on Thursday with just a handful of Trinamool Congress supporters gathered outside. The scene was no different at the party’s State headquarters off EM Bypass in eastern part of the city. Even though police had cordoned off the entire area outside Banerjee’s house apprehending turnout of supporters, only a few were seen silently standing with newsmen outnumbering them. The scene was grimmer at the E M Bypass office, as except guards and few policemen no TMC supporter or party leader could be seen.
Congratulations to winners, but all losers are not losers: Mamata
WITHOUT taking names, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday congratulated the “winners” of the Lok Sabha elections but said “all losers are not losers”. “Congratulations to the winners. But all losers are not losers. We have to do a complete review and then we will share our views with you all. Let the counting process be completed fully and the VVPATs matched,” Banerjee tweeted.