Srinagar, May 5 (GNS): The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Party President and Member of Parliament from Srinagar Dr Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday congratulated Mamata Banerjee on taking oath as West Bengal Chief Minister.
In his congratulatory message, Dr Farooq said “Mamata Ji has resisted the incumbency and won a tough and decisive battle facing all odds against her. It is a watershed moment for the country. It is the victory of the people of Bengal, and the victory of democracy,” he said.
Dr Farooq said the landslide victory of TMC in West Bengal is the first step towards reclaiming the country’s democracy, secularism, and the spirit of federalism. “It is a beginning of the waning of the communal juggernaut and “my- way –or-the- highway” brand of politics, with the People of Bengal firmly indicating that the people of the country still hold the reins,” he said.
Wishing Mamata Banerjee on her oath taking ceremony, the Party President said, “I am sure that Bengal, under her conscious leadership, will continue to accelerate on the front of development and growth. I wish her all the best for her third term in the office, I’m sure she will serve the people of Bengal with much greater enthusiasm and dedication,” he added. (GNS)