TMC chief Mamata Banerjee with the victory of 213 seats for the West Bengal Assembly Elections, will be taking the swearing oath as the Chief Minister of West Bengal scheduled on May 5 for the third consecutive time, according to the statement given by TMC leader Partha Chatterjee on Monday.
While addressing the mediapersons, Chatterjee stated, “The TMC legislators have unanimously elected Mamata Banerjee as the leader. On May 5, she will take oath as Chief Minister. On May 6, the oath-taking ceremony of the elected legislators will be held.We want Biman Banerjee to become the speaker of the Assembly. Meanwhile, Subrata Mukherjee has been made the protem speaker.”
When inquired about how Banerjee took over as the chief minister after losing Nandigram seat, the TMC leader said, “Matter still pending with Election Commission. The constitution provision is also there. There will be no hindrance.. no one can stop Mamata Banerjee to become the Chief Minister.”
Following the Article 164 (4) of the Indian Constitution, a minister who for a time frame of consistent six months not a member of the Legislature of the state shall at the expiration of the time period not be a minister anymore.
After losing the Nandigram seat, Banerjee while addressing the reporters said, “I received an SMS from someone wherein Returning Officer of Nandigram has written to someone if he allows recounting then his life would be under threat. For four hours the server was down. Governor also congratulated me. Suddenly everything changed. I will move court.”
For looking into matter, there will be a meeting of three member TMC delegation with the CEO within the premises of Election Commission Office in Kolkata.
In a letter to the CEO, TMC stated, “Certain preposterous and illegal incidents have happened today while the counting of votes takes place in Nandigram AC 210. The candidate Mamta Banerjee had sought for recounting of votes before the Returning Officer, Nandigram AC, but such recounting has been refused for reasons unknown. Such refusal is bad in law and coloured. We demand an immediate recounting of Nandigram AC 210 to preserve the sanctity of the electoral process.”
(With agency inputs)
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