Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee has taken oath today as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the second time in a row along with 41 party MLAs on prestigious Red Road.
In a massive gala event attended by guests from Bhutan, Bangladesh and several state Chief Ministers in Kolkata, Bengal Governor K N Tripathi administered the swearing in ceremony of Mamata Banerjee.
As expected, Mamata’s swearing was attended by the big names associated with the Federal Front -Bihar CM Nitish Kumar and his ally Lalu Prasad Yadav, Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal along with UP CM Akhilesh and former Jammu and Kashmir CM Farooq Abdullah.
“All like minded parties will hold a meeting to decide on strategy to defeat BJP in Centre,” said RJD leader Lalu Yadav.
Earlier, Banerjee said the swearing-in ceremony would be open to the common people. Seats for around 20,000 people have been arranged under a cover of about 10,000 square feet area on the venue.
Mamata Banerjee secured a massive victory in the state elections held in six stages. She kept her Assembly Election campaign focus on development and social welfare initiatives of her government, listing among others rice for Rs 2 a kilo, distribution of cycles, healthcare, roads and connectivity.
Mamata party fought alone against the Left-Congress combine this time and bagged 211 seats out of the total 294 assembly seats. In 2011, AITC contested in alliance with the Congress and won 184 seats.