Mamata Banerjee Takes Oath As West Bengal Chief Minister For The Third Time, Seeks Peace And Insists COVID Top Priority

After scoring a stupendous win in the West Bengal assembly polls, Mamata Banerjee took oath as Chief Minister for the record third time . West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar administered the oath of office .

Mamata Banerjee thanked those in the state, in India and abroad who were looking at the West Bengal elections.

She said controlling Covid is her priority and will be holding a meeting on pandemic measures to be taken in the state at 12:30 pm. At 3 pm there will be a presser. She said she is on her way to the state secretariat Nabanna now.

She said there would be huge celebrations at the Brigade Ground after the pandemic ended and apologised for not being able to invite everyone because of the Covid protocols.

She beseeched people not to indulge in violence. “Please take proper care that sporadic instances of violence do not take place. I personally do not like it. I believe in peace,” she said.

Governor Jagdeep Dhankar spoke thereafter, saying he congratulates Mamata Bandopadhyay for her third term. “I hope there will be rule of law We are in a very difficult crisis. People are worried. Our first priority is to bring an end to this senseless violence. Post-poll retributive is antithetical to democracy. I hope relief is accorded on a priority basis to those affected.”

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