Now only 71 days, Trinamool Congress again reached the Election Commission to save Mamata Banerjee’s chair


For Mamata Banerjee, who came to power with a thumping majority in West Bengal, the concern of the chair remains intact. If she does not become an MLA in the next 71 days, she will have to resign from the post of Chief Minister. This is the reason why the Trinamool Congress once again went to the Election Commission on Thursday and appealed that by-elections should be held in the state at the earliest. Mamta Banerjee will have to become a member of the Legislative Assembly by November 5 to remain the Chief Minister.

TMC delegation led by TMC leader Saugata Roy went to the Election Commission office and demanded early by-elections in the state. TMC has applied twice before, and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee herself has also demanded several times to hold by-elections in the state without delay. Saugata Roy said, “We have given a memorandum to the Election Commission that by-polls to seven seats in West Bengal should be held at the earliest.”

In fact, Mamata Banerjee’s party won an absolute majority in Bengal for the third time in a row, but she herself lost from Nandigram seat to BJP leader and her former ally, Shubhendu Adhikari. According to the rule, a person who is not a member of the Legislative Assembly or Legislative Council (in which states) can be made Chief Minister or Minister, but must be elected within six months.


Nandigram’s case is in court, next hearing on November 15

After losing to Shubhendu Adhikari in Nandigram by about 2 thousand votes, Mamata Banerjee has challenged the election result in this seat in the court. Its next hearing in the court will be on November 15. This means that before the court’s decision on Nandigram, Mamata Banerjee will have to win the election from some other seat, otherwise she will have to resign as Chief Minister.

By-elections to be held on these seats

By-elections are to be held in Bhawanipur, Dinhata, Suti, Santipur, Samserganj, Khardah and Jangipur assembly seats in West Bengal. These seats have fallen vacant due to deaths or resignations.


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