Mamata Banerjee congratulates Vajpayee for being conferred with Bharat Ratna

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed happiness over former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee being conferred Bharat Ratna on Friday and described him as a "truly great statesman" who richly deserves this honour.

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has expressed happiness over former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee being conferred Bharat Ratna on Friday and described him as a "truly great statesman" who richly deserves this honour.

"Happy that Atalji is being conferred Bharat Ratna today.

"He is a truly great statesman who richly deserves this honour.I wish him well," the Trinamool Congress supremo, who served as a minister in the Vajpayee government, tweeted.

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