WB Guv appoints Mamata Banerjee as WB chief minister

A day after inviting Trinamool Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee to form the new government in West Bengal, Governor MK Narayanan on Tuesday issued an order appointing her as the chief minister.

Last Updated: May 17, 2011, 21:31 PM IST

Kolkata: A day after inviting Trinamool
Congress supremo Mamata Banerjee to form the new government in
West Bengal, Governor MK Narayanan on Tuesday issued an order
appointing her as the chief minister.

"The Governor, in exercise of the power conferred on
him by Article 164 (1) of the Constitution of India has been
pleased to issue the order appointing Mamata Banerjee the
chief minister of the state of West Bengal," a Raj Bhavan
release said.

Narayanan had yesterday sent a letter to Banerjee
inviting her to form the government following her party`s
landslide victory in the Assembly elections.

On Sunday, the Trinamool Congress had formally staked
claim to form the government shortly after Banerjee was
elected its Legislature Party leader.

Partha Chatterjee, the newly-elected Deputy Leader of
the TC Legislature Party, had said yesterday that the
Governor`s invitation had been received by the party.

While staking claim to form the government, a list of
184 TC legislators was submitted to the Governor.

Trinamool`s ally Congress has already submitted a
letter of support to the government to be formed under
Banerjee`s leadership.

PTI