We take oath as Opposition to fight political violence, tyranny: JP Nadda after Mamata swears-in as Bengal CM
Kolkata: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president Jagat Prakash Nadda addressed party workers in Kolkata on the day Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee took oath as the West Bengal chief minister for the third straight time.Speaking to party workers after violence in the state following the results of Assembly elections, Nadda said, "Those who were supposed to protect others are the ones responsible for this violence. They can take oath, everyone has the right to do that in a democracy. But we also take an oath that we'll dismantle political violence in Bengal." He added, "We'll take an oath that we'll carry out our responsibility, by happily accepting the mandate, and play the important role of Opposition. What we fought in Bengal - political violence, appeasement and tyranny - we won't step back out from carrying out our duties."The swearing-in ceremony of Banerjee at Raj Bhavan was a low-key programme attended by senior TMC leaders like Partha Chatterjee and Subrata Mukherjee, poll strategist Prashant Kishor and Abhishek Banerjee."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 policemen accordingly to tackle the situation," the CM said after taking the oath, adding, "I will hold a big celebration once the pandemic is over."Soon after she took oath, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Mamata Banerjee. "Congratulations to Mamata Didi on taking oath as West Bengal's Chief Minister. @MamataOfficial," tweeted the PM. West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar also said that he hoped the CM will take urgent steps to restore the rule of law. Violence erupted in different parts of the state after the election results were declared.