Bengal: Mamata Banerjee to stake claim to form government today
Kolkata : After registering a thumping win in the West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021, Mamata Banerjee will be staking a claim to form the government in the state on Monday morning. West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar announced the news while congratulating Mamata Banerjee on Twitter.
CM Mamata Banerjee also addressed a press conference soon after the results were out and said that West Bengal has saved India with its mandate. She also mentioned that tackling coronavirus situation in the state is her first priority.
“It is the victory of the people of Bengal, the victory of democracy. Bengal has saved India today. This landslide victory came after fighting against several odds — the Centre, its machinery, its agencies. This victory has saved the humanity,” Banerjee said.
“For us, combating the COVID-19 situation will be the topmost priority… This is victory of Bengal and only Bengal can do it,” she added.
Recalling her poll promise, she announced that the coronavirus vaccine in the state will be provided for free. “I urge the Centre to give free vaccines to every Indian. To vaccinate 140 crore people, Rs 30,000 crore is needed to be spent. I will sit in protest before the Mahatma Gandhi statue here if the Centre does not accept this demand,” she said.
Talking about her recent leg injury, she mentioned that she is doing fine now. “I am doing well now. I told you a few days back that I have recovered and will remove the plaster,” she said.
In wake of COVID-19 situation, she announced that she may have registered a landslide victory in the election, but no grand celebration or oath-taking ceremony will be organized in this regards.