"He (Patel) has done so well (in the Gujarat election) at a young age. I called him up to congratulate him for the feat," she told reporters at the state secretariat here.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo said she would also call up young Dalit leader of Gujarat Jignesh Mevani and OBC leader Alpesh Thakor for their "positive show" in the polls.
Mr Patel, Mr Mevani and Mr Thakor had thrown up a tough challenge to the ruling BJP in the Gujarat polls. While Mr Thakor won on a Congress ticket and Mevani as an Independent, 24-year-old Patel's Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) had backed the Congress candidates.
Ms Banerjee had yesterday said the Gujarat poll outcome was a moral defeat for the BJP and that the people of the state had "belled the cat for 2019".
She had congratulated the people of Gujarat for their "very balanced verdict" and said it was a face-saving win for the BJP.
The BJP fought off a strong challenge from Congress to win the Gujarat Assembly polls for the sixth successive time yesterday and also wrested power from the Congress in Himachal Pradesh with a close to two-thirds majority.
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