New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated J Jayalalithaa and Mamata Banerjee on their victory in state assembly elections.

“Had a telephone conversation with Jayalalithaa ji and congratulated her on her victory. Also conveyed my best wishes to her. @AIADMKOfficial,” tweeted Modi.

Jayalalithaa beats her rivals and set to return as the chief minister of Tamil Nadu.

Of the 137 constituencies where early trends were available, the AIADMK had forged ahead in 73 while the Congress-DMK alliance was a close second at 64 places.

The prime minister also congratulated Mamata on her impressive victory and sent his best wish as she begins her second term.

The Trinamool Congress leader stormed back to power in West Bengal with an increased majority.