Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday was sworn in as the chief minister of West Bengal for the third straight term. The oath ceremony comes amid the state under post poll-poll violence and worsening Covid crisis.
Wearing her white sari and shawl she took her oath in Bengali, while the other cabinet ministers will take thier oaths on May 9, the birth annivarsary of Rabindranath Tagore.
The ceremony was conducted by under all Covid-19 guidelines in “Throne Room” at Raj Bhavan.
The TMC won with a one-third majority in the state, that is with 213 votes out of total 294 assembly seats whereas, the key opposition, BJP just won 77.
After her oath she headed to her office Nabanna, whe she recieved the guard of honour by the Kolkata Police.
Ms Banerjee is likely to start holding her office with a meeting with top officials to discuss the Covid situation and the law and order in the state.
Ever since the victory started to go in TMC’s favour there have been violence in the state which is said to be done by TMC members, who are attacking BJP workers and also ransacking houses owned by BJP workers.
However, in an interview the TMC chief said, It is BJP who is behind this disturbance in the state. “It is their baby. They have spoiled the situation. Some sporadic incidents are there, but that will be tackled. After election it happens in every state. I don’t want any violence or anything. BJP is trying to create communal clash, because of their shameful defeat,” said Ms Banerjee stressing upon that she has been continually asking her party workers to stay inside their homes and not to celebrate the victory.