West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Sunday said the BJP combine&’s defeat in the Bihar assembly elections was a “defeat of intolerance”.

“Congratulations Nitish Kumarji, Laluji and your full team, and all my Bihar brothers and sisters,” the Trinamool Congress tweeted. This, she said, was a “victory of tolerance, defeat of intolerance”.

Added her party colleague Derek O’Brien: “BJP loses. India saved.”