Karunanidhi expressed his pleasure and claimed, "This is not a victory of democracy alone, this is a victory of backward and depressed classes.You have always been championing the cause of backward classes and minorities."
Expressing confidence over Mulayam, the DMK chief said that he will provide "excellent governance" to the people.
He also stated that the party has always "been at the forefront in protecting backward classes and minorities."
"Your party stands for the upliftment of the poor and downtrodden." Wishing the young leader for the progress of the state, he said in a separate message to Mulayam's son Akhilesh Yadav.