Mamata Banerjee takes oath as Bengal CM, says violence will probably be tackled firmly


Soon after taking oath because the chief minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive time period, Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday urged all of the political events to make sure peace prevails within the state. Banerjee’s response got here following the killing of not less than 14 folks within the post-poll violence in Bengal.

Banerjee, who was sworn in at 10.45 this morning, mentioned, “My first priority is to control covid. I am now going to Nabanna (state administration headquarter). There I will hold a meeting with my officers. and will take necessary measures to control covid immediately. I will address media again this evening.”

“There is some sporadic violence after the election. We have to control that with a strong hand. In the last two months, the administration system was run by the Election Commission. There was some inefficiency. We have to change the whole setup immediately,” she additional added.

Ma Mamata Banerjee at Raj Bhavan

Minutes after the oath-taking ceremony, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar additionally despatched out a pointy message to her on the post-poll violence in Bengal. “In our constitution, the law has the highest position and we should maintain that. We should immediately take necessary action and send relief to the victims’ families. I have every hope that the Chief Minister on an urgent basis will take all the steps to restore the rule of law,” Dhankhar mentioned with Banerjee by his aspect.

The oath was administered at a low-key ceremony at Raj Bhawan held amid the raging COVID pandemic. Left Front and BJP boycotted the ceremony. Congress chief Adhir Chowdhury additionally gave this system a miss however Congress chief Pradip Bhattacharya was current on the ceremony.

Apart from senior TMC leaders like Partha Chatterjee and Subrata Mukherjee, ballot strategist Prashant Kishor, who performed a key position in TMC’s victory, and Banerjee’s nephew Abhishek Banerjee had been additionally current.

Banerjee, who misplaced from Nandigram regardless of the astounding TMC victory, however must get elected to the meeting inside six months of assuming workplace.