NEW DELHI: Mamata Banerjee will take oath as the chief minister of West Bengal for the third time on May 5, TMC leader Partha Chatterjee announced on Monday.
The newly-elected MLAs of the Trinamool Congress unanimously elected Banerjee as the legislative party leader at a meeting here, he said.
Mamata Banerjee led her party to one of its biggest political victories, pocketing 213 of the 292 assembly seats that went to polls and secured a third straight term in office.
BJP, bagged 77 seats, while the ISF, which contested with the symbol of the Rashtriya Secular Majlis Party, and an Independent, managed one seat each.
TMC supremo, however, lost by 1,956 votes in Nandigram to former aid and BJP leader Suvendu Adhikari.
Mamata Banerjee alleged that the officer-in charge of Nandigram feared for his life and so he did not give a recounting order adding that she will move court against the Nandigram verdict.
(With agency inputs)