Kolkata, May 26: The historic Red Road in Kolkata has been closed to traffic for the last four days. The decision has been taken to facilitate the preparation of the oath taking ceremony of Mamata Banerjee who voted back to power in the assembly elections.
Mamata Banerjee who is fondly called as 'Didi' wants everyone to join the oath taking ceremony scheduled to be held on May 27. She will take oath as Chief Minister of West Bengal for the second time in Kolkata.
Red road which connects one of important Fort William, where army headquater is situated has now been converted into blue and white Mamata Banerjee's prefered colour.
Earlier the oath ceremony was conducted at Governor's house or Raj Bhawan. But this time the change in venue has marked controversy over cost and traffic diversion.
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) expecting to host around 1 lakh people on the ocassion of oath taking ceremony.
Special gusets for the day
Former Bihar CM and RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and son Tejaswi Yadav are also among the guest list, apart from Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu and Nitin Gadkari, Mukesh Ambani, YC Deveshwar.