All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee was sworn in the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the second time on Friday. The 61-year-old leader took the oath in the presence of state Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi at the sprawling Red Road along with the 42-member cabinet of ministers.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his congratulations on Twitter:

Dressed in a simple cotton saree, this firebrand leader who is fondly called as 'didi' by the masses began her second stint as the Chief Minister of the state. 

The swearing-in-ceremony which is now one of the biggest oath ceremonies the state has ever had, witnessed the participation of political leaders from across the country. However, Congress, Left parties and the state BJP boycotted the event to protest against alleged post-poll violence by TMC.

Here is a look at the pictures:

Source: b'West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathy administers the oath of secrecy to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during swearing-in ceremony | Source: PTI'
Source: b'West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathy greets West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after administrating the oath of secrecy during the swearing-in ceremony in Kolkata | Source: PTI'
Source: b'State Ministers seek blessings from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee after taking oath during Swearing-in ceremony | Source: PTI'
Source: b'Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal (extreme left) with\xc2\xa0Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav | Source: PTI'
Source: b'CAB President Sourav Ganguly, RP Sanjiv Goenka Group Chairman, Sanjiv Goenka and Tollywood actress Rituparna Sengupta during swearing-in ceremony'
Source: b'Former Union Minister and National Conference President Farooq Abdullah at the swearing-in ceremony | Source: PTI\xc2\xa0'
Source: b'(from left to right ) Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav at the event | Source: PTI\xc2\xa0'

(Feature image source: PTI)

(With inputs from PTI)