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Trinamool supporters celebrate in Kolkata

May 17, 2009 00:41 IST

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As the Trinamool Congress-Congress combine headed for a sensational victory in the Lok Sabha election in West Bengal, her supporters erupted into celebrations.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called up Mamata on Saturday to congratulate her and invited her to join the United Progressive Alliance government.


Image: Mamata Banerjee in front of her residence in Kolkata
Photographs: Dipak Chakraborty
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Sweets were distributed among party supporters at Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee's residence at Kalighat in south Kolkata, where hundreds of activists assembled, in spite of the heavy rain. As per the latest trends till midday, Trinamool Congress candidates are surging ahead in at least 17 constituencies.

Image: Trinamool supporters celebrate outside Mamata's residence
Photographs: Dipak Chakraborty
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Hundreds of party supporters also brought out processions in the city's Bhowanipore area and smeared each other's faces with gulal.

Image: Trinamool supporters celebrate outside Mamata's residence
Photographs: Dipak Chakraborty
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Trinamool's electoral ally Congress took out a colourful procession, carrying large portraits of Gandhiji, Manmohan Singh, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi.

Some of the revelers were seen stuffing sweets into the mouths of the portraits of Sonia and Rahul. However, the Communist Party of India-Marxist office on Alimuddin street was quiet.


Image: Trinamool supporters celebrate outside Mamata's residence
Photographs: Dipak Chakraborty
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