Mamata Banerjee after taking her oath as West Bengal Chief Minister for the third consecutive time in an unembellished function at the ‘Throne Room’ in Raj Bhavan in Kolkata on Wednesday morning announced that handling the COVID situation in the state and tackling post poll violence and the overall law and order situation in the state will be her priority.
The chief minister’s convoy left her residence at Harish Chatterjee Street popularly known as Kalighat at 10.10 a.m. and reached Raj Bhawan at 10.20 am Like any other day she sat by the side of the driver but the usual scene of people standing by the side of the road to have a glimpse of the chief minister was missing because she had requested everybody to stay indoors. Though the curious eyes were absent but the entire road was decorated with blue-white --the colour combination branded by Trinamool Congress and large footballs -- highlighting the party’s theme song -- ‘Khela Hobe’ (We will play).
Speaking to the media after taking oath, chief minister said, “I shall start my work from today only. I shall go to Nanbanna and do a high-level meeting on the COVID situation in the state. We hope we will be able to control the situation as we did before”.
BJP state President Dilip Ghosh had told the media that he decided to quit the oath taking ceremony because a lot of the BJP workers are being killed all over the state in post poll violence. State Congress President Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that he didn’t receive any invitation letter from the government.