New Delhi, May 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called up AIADMK leader J Jayalalithaa and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to congratulate them on the poll victories in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal, respectively.(Also Read: Assembly Election Results 2016 10.30 am UPDATE: Jayalalithaa defeats anti-incumbency in Tamil Nadu, Mamata Banerjee to win West Bengal, LDF in Kerala, BJP in Assam, AINRC in Puducherry)Also Read - Tamil Nadu Rain Alert: Schools, Colleges Closed in Chennai, 6 More Districts as IMD Predicts Heavy Rains. List Here

“Spoke to @MamataOfficial ji & congratulated her on the impressive victory. My best wishes to her as she begins her 2nd term,” he tweeted. “Had a telephone conversation with Jayalalithaa ji and congratulated her on her victory. Also conveyed my best wishes to her,” Modi said in another tweet. Also Read - Stop Flights From Regions Witnessing New Omicron Variant: Kejriwal Urges PM Modi

The Prime Minister’s tweets came as results of Assembly elections trickled in, showing that both AIADMK and Trinamool Congress were going to retain power in their respective states. Also Read - Planning Lockdown, Urging Flight Ban And Scaling up Testing: How Are Indian States Preparing to Combat Omicron