Mamata swears to be a discreet program due to the Covid pandemic | India News
KOLKATA: The swearing in of Trinamool Congress supreme Mamata banerjee as chief minister at Raj Bhavan on Wednesday morning will be a low-key program given the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, a government official said.
Invitations for the program were sent to his predecessor Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, outgoing House Opposition leader Abdul Mannan and veteran CPM leader Biman Bose, the official said Tuesday.
The top ministers of other states and leaders of other political parties have not been invited to the program taking into account the current situation of Covid-19 in the country, he said.
“It has been decided to keep Mamata Banerjee’s swearing-in ceremony very simple due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Banerjee will be the only leader taking the oath tomorrow. The program will be very short,” he added. he said.
Deputy of the Trinamool Congress Abhishek banerjee, survey strategist Prashant Kishor It is likely that and party leader Firhad Hakim will be present at the ceremony scheduled to take place at the Raj Bhavan around 10:45 am on May 5, TMC sources said.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has also been invited to the ceremony, the official said.
Shortly after being sworn in, Banerjee will go to the “Nabanna” state secretariat, where the Kolkata police will give him an “honor guard,” the sources said.