Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee took oath as the chief minister of West Bengal for her third consecutive term today after winning the high-stakes West Bengal Assembly elections on May 2. The oath-taking ceremony, being held at Raj Bhavan, was organised keeping in mind the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) protocols. It was a low-key event in which chief ministers of other states and leaders of other political parties were not invited.
Mamata Banerjee was wearing a white saaree and a shawl as she was sworn in as the CM of West Bengal by governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. She took the oath in Beng
After eight rounds of polling in the state, the votes were counted and results announced on May 2. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which had set a target of winning more than 200 seats out of the 294-member assembly, won 77 seats while the TMC won 213 seats.