Kolkata, May 3, 2021: Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee to take oath on May 5. She will take oath as the chief minister of West Bengal for the third time.
Mamata Banerjee to take oath as CM
TMC chief Mamata Banerjee to take oath as the chief minister of West Bengal for the third time on May 5 i.e. on Wednesday. On May 6, all council of ministers will be sworn in by Protem speaker Subrata Mukherjee.
Later, Biman Banerjee will hold the position of the Speaker.
Mamata Banerjee to take oath, meets Governor
Mamata Banerjee to take oath on May 5 as the chief minister of Bengal. On Monday evening, she met Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar and stake claim to form the government in the state.
“Taking note of communication @AITCofficial electing @MamataOfficial as leader of 17th WB Legislative Assembly have invited her to take oath of office of Chief Minister on May 5 at 10.45 am at Raj Bhawan. In view of current Covid situation function will be with limited audience,” the Governor tweeted.
Mamata accuses Election Commission
Mamata accused the Election Commission of working on behalf of BJP. She questioned that why the poll panel not gave permission for a recounting of votes in Nandigram.
She also claimed that the Returning Officer of Nandigram disclosed that recounting order could have led to his life risk.
Suvendu Adhikari has claimed victory in high voltage Nandigram constituency against Bengal CM Mamata.
He has won by a slim margin of 1,736 votes. However, there has been confusion over Nandigram vote counting. Earlier news report suggested that Mamata had won the seat by 1,200 votes.
Governor discusses political violence
The Ministry of Home Affairs on Monday sought a report from the West Bengal government on the post-election violence targeting opposition political workers in the state.
Several incidents of violence, including attacks on BJP workers were reported in Bengal since TMC won 213 seats in Bengal assembly election.
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“During our more than an hour interaction @MamataOfficial my primary focus was that the Government takes all steps to ensure the post poll violence, arson, loot and killings end. It is unfortunate that many lives have been lost, several injured, houses torched in this violence,” Governor tweeted.