Trinamool Leader Mamata Banerjee met Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Raj Bhavan.
She resigned as the chief minister, before she would administer oath of office and secrecy again.
Kolkata May 4, (agency)
Trinamool leader Mamata Banerjee will be sworn-in as chief minister of West Bengal for a third straight term on Wednesday, after she spearheaded her party to a outstanding victory in the assembly polls.
Mamta Banerjee met Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Raj Bhavan and resigned as the chief minister, before she would be administered the oath of office and secrecy again.
She will continue to function as caretaker chief Minister till then.
Earlier Monday, she addressed a press meeting where she spoke of “collective fight” by the opposition against the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. She said that her first priority would be combating the COVID-19 crisis.
She said, “I am just a street fighter. I can boost the morale of the people so that we can fight a strong fight against the BJP. One cannot do everything alone and it should be a collective effort.”
The west Bengal Legislative assembly had 292 seats and Trinamool Congress led by Mamata Banergee won 213 seats while BJP won on 77 seats. The rest of two seats were won by other party or independent candidates.
Earlier, While the counting of votes in 5 of West Bengal’s 292 seats were underway, Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) has already won 209 seats and is leding on 4. The party, that had 209 members in the outgoing Assembly, looked set to improve its previous tally. And finally TMC won 213 seats in the house of 292 to take the reins of the state.