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Two TMC MLAs who are on strike in Bengal accused the governor of not taking oath

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2 MLAs on strike demanding oath taking

Two MLAs from Bengal sat on strike in the assembly demanding oath-taking. Two newly elected Trinamool Congress MLAs staged a dharna at the West Bengal Legislative Assembly complex on Thursday, a day after they could not take oath due to a dispute over the venue of the swearing-in ceremony. MLAs Sayantika Bandopadhyay and Rayat Hussain sat in front of BR Ambedkar’s statue in the Sarkar Assembly complex and demanded Governor CV Anand Bose to allow them to perform the duties of elected public representatives by holding the oath-taking ceremony inside the Assembly.

The Raj Bhavan invited both MLAs elected in the recently held by-elections to take oath at the Governor’s House on Wednesday. The Trinamool Congress claimed that traditionally in case of by-election winners, the governor delegates the task of administering the oath to the speaker or deputy speaker of the assembly. But despite the request of both, the Governor refused to host the program in the Legislative Assembly and left for New Delhi on the evening of 26 June.

Alleged ego warfare

Bandopadhyay said he was waiting for the swearing-in ceremony of the Governor till 4 pm on Wednesday but he did not turn up. Today we are sitting in front of Ambedkar’s statue in support of this demand that our constitutional right to work for the people should be given without any delay. Expressing his displeasure over the impasse, Assembly Speaker Biman Banerjee accused Governor Bose of turning the swearing-in ceremony into an ego battle and deliberately complicating the issue.

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What did the governor say?

West Bengal Governor CV Anand Bose said on Wednesday night that the Constitution gives him the right to decide who should administer the oath of office to legislators. He said that the Assembly had no objection to making the venue the place of oath-taking, but because of the Speaker’s objectionable letter, the dignity of the office of the Governor had been damaged, so this option was not found suitable.

Nita Yadav

Nita Yadav

I am Nita Yadav, specializing in writing about politics and breaking national news. My focus is on delivering insightful and timely perspectives on these crucial topics, aiming to inform and engage my readers effectively.

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