Mamata Banerjee was sworn as West Bengal Chief Minister for the third time in the shadow of Covid and post-poll violence in parts of the state.
- She called on Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Raj Bhavan and resigned as the chief minister, as is the practice, before she was administered the oath of office and secrecy again.
- The oath ceremony took place with Covid protocols in place at the “Throne Room” at the Raj Bhavan.
- The rest of the cabinet and the council of ministers will be sworn in on May 9, the birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.
- Mamata Banerjee won a landslide victory in the Bengal election to secure a third straight term.
- The Trinamool won 213 of 292 seats while its strongest rival, BJP, finished second with 77 seats.
- Mamata Banerjee will head to her office Nabanna, where she will be given a guard of honour by the Kolkata Police.
- West Bengal is a state in eastern India.
- It lies between the Himalayas and the Bay of Bengal.
- It borders Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north.
- It also borders the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim, and Assam.
- The state capital is Kolkata.
- It was established on 26 January 1950.
- The current Chief Minister and Governor of West Bengal are Mamta Banerjee and Jagdeep Dhankhar respectively.