Kolkata| Mamta Banerjee was sworn in as West Bengal CM in a ceremony held in the ‘throne room’ at Raj Bhavan in Kolkata on Wednesday morning. After taking the oath, he has announced that it will be his priority to handle the situation of Kovid in the state and to deal with post-election violence and law and order situations in the state.
The Chief Minister’s convoy left his residence in Harish Chatterjee Street at 10.10 am and reached Raj Bhavan at 10.20 am. Like any other day, the common sight of people standing by the roadside to get a glimpse of the Chief Minister was missing as Mamata Banerjee requested everyone to stay indoors. Though keen eyes were absent, the entire street was decorated with blue-white color. The theme song of the party, ‘Khele Hobe’, painted on Trinamool Congress and big football, was showing brilliantly.
Chief Minister Mamata Banaji was accompanied by her nephew Abhishek Banerjee and election strategist Prashant Kishore. Everyone arrived at the Raj Bhavan and joy was exchanged with the guests. Aroop Biswas, Subrata Mukherjee, Partha Chatterjee, Subrata Bakshi, and Firhad Hakim of Trinamool were present on the occasion. Though opposition leaders and BJP state president Dilip Ghosh, Congress state president Adhir Ranjan, veteran leader Abdul Mannan, Left Front president Biman Basu, former chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya and BCCI president Sourav Ganguly were invited, they were not present.
The swearing-in ceremony began after Governor Jagdeep Dhankar entered the hall at 10.44 am and the national anthem was followed by his accession. The ceremony started at 10.45 am and lasted for seven minutes where Mamata Banerjee took oath in Bengali.
After this, talking to the media, the Chief Minister said, I will start my work from today itself. I will go to Nabbana and hold a high-level meeting on the state of Covid in the state. We need to review the situation and several measures. All measures will be announced in the evening. We hope that we will be able to control the situation like we did earlier. ”
I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to all the people and workers of all political parties to maintain peace and harmony.” Bengal has its own culture and we should not forget it. There are some sporadic incidents. I have received information but the administration was not in my hands for the last three months. I assure everyone to take necessary action and handle the situation firmly, but before that, I would like to appeal to everyone to live in a peaceful manner. ”
BJP state president Dilip Ghosh told the media that he decided not to attend the swearing-in ceremony as many BJP workers are being killed in post-election violence across the state. State Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chaudhary said that he has not received any invitation letter from the government.