Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday took oath as West Bengal Chief Minister for the third time at the Governor’s House in Kolkata amid COVID-19 pandemic and post-poll violence in parts of the state. She was administered the oath by Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.
Mamata Banerjee was seen in her trademark white sari and shawl as she took the oath in Bengali. The rest of the cabinet and the Council of Ministers will take oath on May 9.
“I have every hope that the Chief Minister on an urgent basis will take all the steps to restore the rule of law. I have every hope that the Chief Minister, my younger sister, will rise to the occasion,” Mr Dhankhar said.
“You have to rise above partisan interests. I am sure you will script a new governance pattern,” he said.