TMC secured 213 seats within the eight-phased West Bengal meeting elections whereas Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) received 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.
On the event, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate Mamata Banerjee.
Congratulations to Mamata Didi on taking oath as West Bengal’s Chief Minister. @MamataOfficial
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) 1620193849000
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 planet. 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 difficult for her.
The TMC chief endorsed her governance because 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 reputation in Bengal at one aspect and regain her assist 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 residence turf Bhabanipur seat this time to check her destiny within the 2021 elections. However, she suffered an in depth 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 combating spirit and mass attraction 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 1970s. She shortly rose to the ranks and have become the final 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 changing into considered one of 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 individuals on the planet 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 life-style. 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.
(With inputs from businesses)