Assembly polls 2016: PM Modi congratulates Mamata, Jayalalithaa

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated Chief Ministers Mamata Banerjee and J. Jayalalithaa for leading their parties to victory in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu in the recently concluded assembly polls.

"Spoke to Mamata and congratulated her on the impressive victory," Modi tweeted as the Trinamool Congress appeared set to bag a two-third majority in the 294-member West Bengal assembly.

Modi said he also spoke to Jayalalithaa on telephone. "Also conveyed my best wishes to her." Ms Jayalalithaa proved the exit polls wrong and her party appeared to retain power in Tamil Nadu.