Mamata Banerjee takes oath as West Bengal CM for 3rd term, PM Modi congratulates her

TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee takes oath as the CM of West Bengal for the third time consecutively during her swearing-in-Ceremony at Governor House in Kolkata, on 5 May 2021 | PTI

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Kolkata/New Delhi: TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee was Wednesday sworn-in as the chief minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive term after a massive win in the state assembly elections.

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar administered her the oath of office and secrecy at a low-key ceremony at Raj Bhawan held amid the raging COVID pandemic.

Banerjee took the oath in Bengali language.

Apart from senior TMC leaders like Partha Chatterjee and Subrata Mukherjee, poll strategist Prashant Kishor, who played a key role in TMC’s victory, and Banerjee MP nephew Abhishek Banerjee were present.

Banerjee has said her first priority after resuming office will be to tackle the COVID-19 situation.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated Mamata Banerjee on taking oath as West Bengal chief minister.

Modi tweeted a congratulatory message to Banerjee soon after the Trinamool Congress head was sworn in as chief minister for a third straight term.

“Congratulations to Mamata Didi on taking oath as West Bengal’s Chief Minister. @MamataOfficial,” Modi tweeted.

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