India: Mamata Banerjee, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief, took oath as the chief minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive term on Wednesday. She was administered the oath by Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.
TMC secured 213 seats in the eight-phased West Bengal assembly elections while Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won 77 seats.
“I thank all the people who were looking at the Bengal elections. Our first priority is tackling Covid-19. Secondly, I urge all political parties to look around so that violence to be controlled. From today onwards, I am taking law and order into my hands. I will post the police accordingly to tackle the situation,” she said after taking the oath.
“I will hold a big celebration once the pandemic is over,” she added.
On the occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate Mamata Banerjee.