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Governor to administer Mamata Banerjee’s oath as MLA on October 7

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee with her nephew and MP Abhishek Banerjee, offers prayer at a temple at Bhabanipur, in Kolkata on Monday, October 4, 2021.   | Photo Credit: PTI

West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Tuesday announced that he will administer the oath to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as a member of West Bengal Legislative Assembly on October 7 in the premises of the State Assembly.

“Invoking powers vested in me under Article 188 of the Constitution, I direct the oath/ affirmation to the elected members to the WBLA viz, Mamata Banerjee ( 159- Bhabanipur), Jakir Hossain ( 58- Jangipur) and Amirul Islam ( 56 – Samserganj) shall be administered by the undersigned at the premises of the West Bengal Assembly on 7 October, 2021 at 2 p.m.,” read an order signed by the Governor and shared on social media.

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Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and two other Trinamool Congress nominees won bypolls to three Assembly seats when the results were declared on October 3. On Monday, the Governor had suggested that he would decide on the date of swearing in of the MLAs once the Gazette notification was issued. On Tuesday, the ECI issued the gazette notification on the by-poll results.

Usually, the swearing in of MLAs is presided by the Speaker of the State Assembly, but on this occasion, the Governor has decided to administer oath to Ms. Banerjee and two other elected representatives. After being sworn in on Thursday Ms. Banerjee will become a member of the State Assembly. She had contested West Bengal Assembly polls from Nandigram and lost narrowly to the BJP nominee. Ms. Banerjee won by a margin of 58,832 votes at Bhabanipur.

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