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West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee to take oath as CM for third term today  Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee to take oath as CM for third term today 

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 05 May 2021, 08:41 am

Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee will take oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the third straight term on Wednesday, days after her Trinamool Congress registered a thumping victory in the Assembly polls.

The swearing-in ceremony will be held  at Raj Bhavan.

The ceremony is scheduled to be held at around 10.45 am.

Due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation, Mamata on Sunday said the ceremony would be low-key.

In a highly intense fight with the BJP, the TMC has won 213 of 292 seats (two more seats due to be polled), decimating the saffron unit which has won just 77.

Though her party registered a landslide victory, Mamata has been defeated in a close battle in Nandigram by her lieutenant-turned BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari by over 1,900 votes.

As per constitutional norm, Mamata can become the Chief Minister for now but she would have to get elected from any constituency within six months.

The Chief Minister-elect is scheduled to hold a Covid-19 meeting at state headquarters Nabanna after swearing in on Wednesday.