Kolkata May 06
Mamta Banerjee, Trinamool Congress supremo sworn in as West Bengal chief minister for the third term consecutively on May 05 as she spearheaded her party to a remarkable victory in the assembly polls. Mamata Banerjee, in her clad in white Sari and shawl, took oath in Bengali. Mamta Banerjee said her first priority would be to handle Covid and she also appealed to people to maintain peace.
After swearing-in Mamata Banerjee for her third term, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said, “Our priority is that we must bring an end to this senseless violence in the state that has affected society at large. I have every hope that the CM will take all steps to restore rule of law.”
The ceremony was a low-key programme following Corona Virus Pandemic, officials said. Invitations for the programme were sent to her predecessor fromer Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, leader of Opposition of the outgoing House Abdul Mannan, and CPI(M) veteran leader Biman Bose as told by the official release.
In her first tweet Mamta Banerjee requested Prime Minister Narender Modi to provide 10,000 doses of Remdesivir and 1000 vials of Tocilizumab every day to help the state in corona virus pandemic.
Notably, TMC had won 213 seats in the house of 292 seats while BJP had to content with 77 only while two had gone to others in West Bengal.