Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], May 5 (ANI) Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday took oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive time period. She was administered the oath by Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.
TMC secured 213 seats within the eight-phased West Bengal Assembly elections whereas Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) gained 77 seats.
“I thank all the people who were looking at the Bengal elections. Our first priority is tackling COVID-19. Secondly, I urge all political parties to look around so that violence to be controlled. From today onwards, I am taking law and order into my hands. I will post the police accordingly to tackle the situation,” she stated after taking the oath.
“I will hold a big celebration once the pandemic is over,” she added.
Meanwhile, the Governor stated that their first precedence is to cease or finish the worrisome violence which erupted within the state after the elections. “I congratulate Mamata Ji on her third term. Our priority is that we must bring an end to this senseless violence that has affected society at large. I have every hope that the CM on an urgent basis will take all steps to restore rule of law,” stated Dhankhar.
Mamata turned the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the primary time in 2011 by ending the 34-year-long CPI(M) regime, one of many longest-serving elected governments on the earth. After ruling the state for 2 successive phrases, the sport of thrown of 2021 was not lower than a do-or-die state of affairs for her.
It is the BJP that trespassed her dominion after gaining overwhelming outcomes from the state within the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. And, the emergence of the Left-Congress-ISF alliance made the state of affairs extra sophisticated for her.
The TMC chief endorsed her governance as the rule of three ‘M’s, that’s, ‘Maa’, ‘Mati’ and ‘Manush’ (mom, soil and other people). But, the Bengal elections had one other 3M issue this time, that’s, ‘Mamata’, ‘Modi’ and ‘Muslim’. So, Mamata’s problem was to counter Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recognition in Bengal at one aspect and regain her help base of the minority neighborhood that was impacted by ISF and stepping in of Asaduddin Owaisi’s AIMIM, which she did.
Making the facility battle extra fascinating, Mamata selected Nandigram over her dwelling turf Bhabanipur seat this time to check her destiny within the 2021 elections. However, she suffered a detailed defeat to BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari in Nandigram.
The seventh-term MP additionally has been among the many first key figures who closely criticised the Central authorities in points ranging from demonetisation to Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and lockdown to gasoline costs. Her preventing spirit and mass enchantment have made her one the tallest opposition figures within the present political enviornment.
Mamata began her political profession as a Youth Congress employee within the Nineteen Seventies. She shortly rose to the ranks and have become the overall secretary of Mahila Congress and later All India Youth Congress. In 1984 she was elected as a member of parliament within the eighth Lok Sabha turning into one among India’s youngest parliamentarians. She based the All India Trinamool Congress in 1997 after a disagreement with Congress.
She labored with three Prime Ministers together with PV Narasimha Rao, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Dr Manmohan Singh. She had been a Union Minister in each National Democratic Alliance (NDA) and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) governments and held portfolios like Human Resource Development, Youth Affairs and Sports, Women and Child Development, Coal and Mines and the Railways. Notably, she was the primary lady to turn out to be a railway minister within the nation. The Time Magazine named her among the many 100 most influential folks on the earth in 2012.
Hailing from a lower-middle-class household, Mamata labored as a milk sales space vendor to battle poverty. Her father handed away as a result of lack of remedy when she was simply 17. The fighter in her by no means let the obstacles dominate her. She continued her schooling and earned a Bachelor’s diploma in History, a Master’s diploma in Islamic History and levels in Education and Law from the University of Calcutta. She additionally labored as a stenographer and a personal tutor earlier than becoming a member of full-time politics. Another disposition of Mamata is her minimalist way of life. Despite being the Chief Minister, she nonetheless lives in her ancestral terracotta-tiled roof home at Kolkata’s Harish Chatterjee Street. White cotton sarees having mono-coloured borders and slippers are all that outline the style assertion of Mamata Banerjee.
The West Bengal Chief Minister can be a self-taught painter, poet and author. She has authored greater than 100 books. She can be tech-savvy and stays lively on social media. The TMC supremo can be recognized for her walkathons or marches. (ANI)