Kolkata: On Friday, Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee took oath as the West Bengal Chief Minister for the second time.
Banerjee was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi before a galaxy of political leaders and thousands of common people on a makeshift dais at the Indira Gandhi Sarani (Red Road) here.
Banerjee, the state’s eighth chief minister and the first woman to occupy the post, took her oath in Bengali.
Among those present were Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, Bangladesh Industry Minister Amir Hossain Amu, union ministers Arun Jaitley and Babul Supriyo, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah.
She is the first Chief Minister to have taken oath on Red Road.