After leading her party to a stunning victory in West Bengal, Chief Minister, Mamata Banerjee, was unanimously elected leader of the Trinamool Congress legislative party on Monday and will take oath on May 5.
Senior leader, Partha Chatterjee said that she would take oath on May 5 and the newly elected MLAs would be sworn in on May 6.
Mamata met Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar in the evening. The governor later tweeted: Taking note of communication @AITCOfficial electing @MamataOfficial as leader of 17th Legislative Assembly have invited her to take oath of office of Chief Minister on May 5 at 10:45am at Raj Bhawan. In view of current Covid situation function will be with limited audience.
Mamata's swearing-in of 2016 was anything but that, with politicians across party lines in attendance – from Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, then Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, National Conference's Farooq Abdullah and RJD's Lalu Prasad. Arun Jaitley, then Union Finance Minister, and Babul Supriyo, then Union Minister of State for Urban Development, were also there.