Mamata Banerjee Takes Oath As CM, Calls For Action Against Post-Poll Violence

BP World Bureau | May 05 2021 03:30:41 PM
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KOLKATA: Mamata Banerjee was sworn in as Bengal Chief Minister for the third time.

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief took oath in Bengali and the rest of the cabinet and the council of ministers will be sworn in on May 9.

She won a landslide victory in the Bengal election to secure a third straight term, where her party won 213 of 292 seats.

However, she is facing plenty of flak for the election rallies which saw massive crowds, as well as the post-poll violence which took place in the state. 

She blamed the post-poll clash on BJP, which won 77 seats in the state.

"I don't want any violence or anything. BJP is trying to create communal clashes, because of their shameful defeat," she said. 

She held an emergency meeting with top state officials seeking an immediate end to the post-poll violence that saw 14 deaths. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar. 

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Meeting held by CM was attended by Chief Secretary Alapan Bandopadhyay, Home Secretary H K Dwivedi, DGP P Nirajnayan and Kolkata Police Commissioner Soumen Mitra.