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HIGHLIGHTS: Mamata takes oath in Bengal; DMK chief Stalin oath ceremony on May 7

HIGHLIGHTS: Mamata takes oath in Bengal; DMK chief Stalin oath ceremony on May 7

HIGHLIGHTS: Mamata takes oath in Bengal; DMK chief Stalin oath ceremony on May 7
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By CNBCTV18.com May 5, 2021 4:08 PM IST (Updated)

Govt formation HIGHLIGHTS: Here are the live updates from Mamata Banerjee's Oath Ceremony and government formation in the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry as well

Govt formation HIGHLIGHTS:

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TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee was Wednesday sworn-in as the chief minister of West Bengal for the third consecutive term after a massive win in the state assembly elections. Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar administered her the oath of office and secrecy at a low-key ceremony at Raj Bhawan held amid the raging COVID pandemic.

Banerjee took the oath in the Bengali language. Apart from senior TMC leaders like Partha Chatterjee and Subrata Mukherjee, poll strategist Prashant Kishor, who played a key role in TMC's victory, and Banerjee MP nephew Abhishek Banerjee were present.
Banerjee has said her first priority after resuming office will be to tackle the COVID-19 situation.
Here are the highlights from Mamata Banerjee's Oath Ceremony and government formation in the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Puducherry as well:
  • Stalin calls on TN Guv, stakes claim to form govt: DMK president M K Stalin on Wednesday called on Governor Banwarilal Purohit at the Raj Bhavan here and staked claim to form the government, a day after he was unanimously elected leader of the legislature party. Stalin, along with party veteran and general secretary Duraimurugan called on Purohit and gave him a letter on his
  • election as leader of the DMK legislature party and staked claim to form the government, a party release said. DMK treasurer T R Baalu, principal secretary K N Nehru and organisation secretary R S Bharathi accompanied Stalin.
    • The DMK chief is set to assume office as Tamil Nadu Chief Minister on May 7 and he would be sworn in as CM in a simple function to be held at the Raj Bhavan. Stalin was elected leader of the DMK legislature party here on Tuesday.
    • The DMK won 133 seats in the Assembly polls and along with allies including Congress garnered a total of 159 constituencies in the 234-member  assembly. The AIADMK won 66 segments and its partners BJP and PMK
    • four and five seats respectively.
    • Bengal's administrative machinery was under Election Commission, now we will tackle disturbances: Mamata on political violence.
    • Our first priority is to end horrendous post-poll violence in the state: Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar at Mamata's oath-taking ceremony.
    • West Bengal Governor: “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.”
    • Prime Minister Narendra Modi: "Congratulations to Mamata Didi on taking oath as West Bengal’s Chief Minister," he tweeted.
      • Mamata Banerjee takes oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for a third consecutive term. She was administered the oath by Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar.
        • The swearing-in of Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee as chief minister at Raj Bhavan on Wednesday morning will be a low-key programme given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, a government official said.
        • Invitations for the programme have been sent to her predecessor Buddhadeb  Bhattacharjee, leader of Opposition of the outgoing House Abdul Mannan and CPI(M) veteran leader Biman Bose, the official said on Tuesday.
        • Chief ministers of other states and leaders of other political parties have not been invited for the programme keeping in mind the current COVID-19 situation in the country, he said. "It has been decided to keep the oath-taking ceremony of Mamata Banerjee a very simple one because of the COVID-19  pandemic. Banerjee will be the only leader who will be taking oath tomorrow. The programme will be a very brief one," he said.
        • Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee, poll strategist Prashant Kishor and party leader Firhad Hakim are likely to be present at the ceremony scheduled to be held at the Raj Bhavan at around 10.45 a m on May 5, TMC sources said.
        • BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has also been invited for the ceremony, the official said. Soon after taking oath, Banerjee will go to the state secretariat 'Nabanna' where she will be given 'guard of honour' by Kolkata Police, sources said.
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