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Kolkata: TRINAMOOL supremo Mamata Banerjee has termed BJP’s defeat in Uttar Pradesh by-poll as the beginning of the end.

She has credited both the Bahujan Samajwadi Party chief Kumari Mayawati and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav for BJP’s defeat implying that it is the united Opposition that has made this possible.

Banerjee, on her part, has been speaking about an anti-BJP collation at the national level for the Lok Sabha polls in 2019.

“Great victory. Congratulations to Mayawati Ji and @yadavakhilesh Ji for #UPByPolls. The beginning of the end has started,” she tweeted as soon as the results were declared for Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats in UP.

The Trinamool chief has also congratulated the Rashtriya Janata Dal for retaining the two Assembly seats in Bihar in the by-poll. “Congratulations to @laluprasadrjd Ji for winning #Araria and #Jehanabad. This is a great victory,” she has tweeted.