Kolkata, May 19: A triumphant West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday (May 19) said a campaign of slander and lies led to the sweeping victory of her Trinamool Congress in assembly polls.
"People do not like such campaigns. There were all sorts of alliances against us. But people have ultimately made their choice," Banerjee told a press conference.
"This is for the first time in 49 years that such a massive mandate has been given to a single party," said Banerjee, whose party now hopes to win over 200 seats in the 294-assembly.
"In 2011, we worked with an alliance (Congress) and got 184 seats. This time the people have given us many (more) seats," she said.