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SP stands with Mamata in fighting communal forces: Akhilesh

ANI  |  Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] 

leader on Saturday voiced his party's continued support for (TMC) Supremo and Chief Minister and her "battle against the communal forces" in the state.

"Whenever I have visited Bengal, I have Didi (Mamata Banerjee). Didi's struggle is not hidden from anyone, and the stands with her in her battle against the communal forces here," Yadav told reporters after meeting her in

Yadav also lauded Banerjee for her work in

"Her secular battle and her work for the progress of Bengal is a huge work in my opinion," Yadav said, and added, "This is one region where major secular forces will join hands."

The former chief minister also commented on the of Civic polls, wherein the emerged victorious, winning 14 out of 16 municipal corporations.

"As for UP polls, it was publicised that 16 elections took place out of which 14 was won by Then what was left for others? But if we closely look at the elections, then it's the BJP's slyness that it shows only that portion (of the result) that benefits it," he said.

Earlier in the day, the former UP chief minister joined the line of other opposition party leaders in accusing the of tampering with Electronic Voting Machines (EVM) to sway election in their favour.

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First Published: Sat, December 02 2017. 19:25 IST