December 6, 2022, 10:54 pm

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2021-05-05 11:58:08 BdST

Mamata sworn-in as West Bengal CM for 3rd time, takes oath in Bengali

TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee was Wednesday sworn-in as the chief minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive term after a massive win in the state assembly elections.

Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar administered her the oath of office and secrecy at a low-key ceremony at Raj Bhawan held amid the raging COVID pandemic.

Banerjee took the oath in Bengali language.

Apart from senior TMC leaders like Partha Chatterjee and Subrata Mukherjee, poll strategist Prashant Kishor, who played a key role in TMC's victory, and Banerjee MP nephew Abhishek Banerjee were present.

Banerjee has said her first priority after resuming office will be to tackle the COVID-19 situation.

In the election, Trinamool Congress stormed back to power with a third straight term winning 213 of 292 seats while its main rival Bharatiya Janata Party finished second with 77 seats.

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