BJP win in Gujarat 'moral defeat': Mamata

Kolkata, Dec 18 West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday labelled the victory of the BJP in the Gujarat state elections as a "temporary" and "face-saving" win, describing the feat as a "moral defeat".

"I congratulate Gujarat voters for their very balanced verdict at this hour. It is a temporary and face-saving win, but it shows a moral defeat for the BJP," she tweeted.

"Gujarat voted against atrocities, anxiety and injustice caused to the common people. Gujarat belled the cat for 2019."

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party is set to retain power in Gujarat, and wrest power in Himachal Pradesh.