KOLKATA: The swearing in of Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee as chief minister at Raj Bhavan on Wednesday morning can be a low-key programme given the continued Covid-19 pandemic, a authorities official mentioned.
Invitations for the programme have been despatched to her predecessor Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, chief of Opposition of the outgoing House Abdul Mannan and CPM veteran chief Biman Bose, the official mentioned on Tuesday.
Chief ministers of different states and leaders of different political events haven’t been invited for the programme protecting in thoughts the present Covid-19 scenario within the nation, he mentioned.
“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 mentioned.
Trinamool Congress MP Abhishek Banerjee, ballot strategist Prashant Kishor and celebration chief Firhad Hakim are more likely to be current on the ceremony scheduled to be held on the Raj Bhavan at round 10.45am on May 5, TMC sources mentioned.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has additionally been invited for the ceremony, the official mentioned.
Soon after taking oath, Banerjee will go to the state secretariat ‘Nabanna’ the place she can be given ‘guard of honour’ by Kolkata Police, sources mentioned.