Mamata Banerjee is going to sit in the chair of the Chief Minister of Bengal for the third time. He will be sworn in at Raj Bhavan on May 5 at 11:15 am. The swearing-in ceremony is being held in small size keeping in mind the situation of Covid. However, there are multiple surprises in the list of invitees.
According to sources, former state chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharya has been invited to the swearing-in ceremony of Mamata Banerjee. Although he will not be present due to physical illness. BCCI President Sourav Ganguly is also invited. It is unknown at this time what he will do after leaving the post.
Former Leader of Opposition Abdul Mannan, Congress leader Pradeep Bhattacharya, state Congress president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, BJP MLA Manoj Tigga, BJP MP and state president Dilip Ghosh and state Left Front chairman Biman Basu are also invited. Besides, MLA Perth Chatterjee, MLA Subrata Mukherjee, state president Subrata Bokshi, MP Abhishek Banerjee and voter Prashant Kishore may also be present on behalf of the Trinamool at the swearing-in ceremony. Star MP Dev and Shatabdi Roy may also be invited. But this time the chief ministers or leaders of other states were not invited. It is reported that this decision is being taken keeping in mind the Corona situation of the country.
The Trinamool has come to power with a large number of seats in the state. They hold 213 seats. However, Mamata Banerjee lost from Nandigram seat. Now the question is, is there any obstacle in taking oath as Chief Minister even without being a MLA? This question was raised. But according to the constitution, there is no obstacle for Mamata to take oath. However, he has to become a MLA within 6 months of taking oath.