Mamata to take over as CM today

Trinamool Congress(TMC) supremo and the incumbent Chief Minister of West Bengal Mamata Banerjee has on Wednesday morning arrived at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata.

She will be taking over as the CM of West Bengal for the third consecutive time following her party’s thumping victory in the recent Assembly elections. On Monday, she called on Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Raj Bhavan and resigned as the chief minister, as is the practice, before she was administered the oath of office and secrecy again.

The newly-elected MLAs of the TMC met and unanimously chose her as the leader of the legislature party before she called on the governor to stake claim to form the government.

Banerjee, who lost from Nandigram despite the astounding TMC victory, will be sworn in as the Chief Minister but will have to get elected to the assembly within six months of assuming office. She had earlier announced that the swearing-in ceremony will be a low-key affair owing to the prevailing pandemic situation.

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