Mamata Banerjee swears in as West Bengal Chief Minister for third term
Kolkata, May 5: Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee took oath as the West Bengal Chief Minister for the third consecutive term in Kolkata on Wednesday.
Banerjee was sworn in by Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Raj Bhavan.
"My first priority is to control Covid. I will also deal with law and order strictly," Mamata Banerjee said after swearing-in amid post poll violence across the state.
Due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation, the swearing-in ceremony was kept low-key,
In a highly intense fight with the BJP, the TMC has won 213 of 292 seats (two more seats due to be polled), decimating the saffron unit which has won just 77.
Though her party registered a landslide victory, Mamata has been defeated in a close battle in Nandigram by her lieutenant-turned BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari by over 1,900 votes.
As per constitutional norm, Mamata would have to get elected from any constituency within six months.
The Chief Minister is scheduled to hold a Covid-19 meeting at state headquarters Nabanna after swearing in on Wednesday.