RNS: All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive term. She secured more than two third majority in the assembly elections.
Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar administered her oath of office and secrecy at a simple ceremony held at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata on Wednesday.
Mamta Banerjee became the second woman in the country to be sworn in for three consecutive terms as Chief Minister of any State following Sheila Dixit, former Chief Minister of Delhi.
The swearing-in of the newly elected MLAs will be held in the Assembly house in two phases tomorrow and the day after. The oath taking ceremony at the Raj Bhavan was held following COVID protocol.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated Mamata Banerjee on taking oath as West Bengal’s Chief Minister. Earlier today, TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee took oath to the office of Chief Minister of West Bengal.