Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee was sworn-in as West Bengal chief minister for the third straight term on Wednesday.
Mamata Banerjee was administered the oath of office by West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.
After taking oath, Mamata Banerjee said that her first priority is tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.
“My second priority is to tackle law and order in the state… I appeal to all political parties to refrain from any sort of violence… I will be posting special officers to handle the situation… We will handle the situation sternly,” said Mamata Banerjee.
“For the last three months, the state was under the Election Commission and I did not have much say. There was a lot of inefficiency in the state system during this time. I will set up a new police system today itself and tackle the violence with utmost firmness,” Mamata Banerjee added.
Meanwhile, West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar said: “Our priority is that we must bring an end to this senseless violence that has affected society at large. I have every hope that the CM on an urgent basis will take all steps to restore rule of law.”
After taking oath, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee reached state secretariat ‘Nabanna‘, where she will be given ‘guard of honour’ by Kolkata Police.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated Mamata Banerjee on being sworn-in as the West Bengal chief minister.
“Congratulations to Mamata Didi on taking oath as West Bengal’s Chief Minister,” PM Modi tweeted.
Congratulations to Mamata Didi on taking oath as West Bengal’s Chief Minister. @MamataOfficial
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) May 5, 2021