Mamata Banerjee sworn in
Published: 09:49 PM, 7 October 2021 Updated: 09:50 PM, 7 October 2021
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been sworn in as the newly elected MLA; Photo: Collected
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has been sworn in as the newly elected MLA.
Jakir Hossain and Amirul Islam, two newly elected Trinamool MLAs, took the oath with her on Thursday (October 7).
On this day, breaking the tradition, the Governor of West Bengal Jagdeep Dhankhar came to the assembly for the first time and administered the oath. Dhankhar took that power into his own hands under the Representation of the People Act. After the oath, he exchanged greetings with everyone.
Confirming the matter, Parliamentary Minister Partha Chatterjee said he does not want to involve in any more debates. “We requested the Governor to come as per the rules and regulations of the Legislative Assembly. We do not want to belittle anyone, we want you to come to the assembly before 12 pm on October 7 and administer the oath to the Chief Minister,” he added.
The governor later tweeted that the misconception of the law in the proceedings and practice of the government and the legislature is “apparently strange”. By-election notification is still in force. “If the matter comes to me through proper means and if necessary steps need to be taken as per section 188, it will be done,” he wrote.
However, the governor later agreed to the state’s proposal. He himself tweeted that the governor would go to the assembly session room and administer oaths to three newly-elected MLAs, including Mamata Banerjee. As per that, the swearing-in ceremony of the three MLAs was completed today.
Source: ABP Ananda