Mamata Banerjee Has Lost In Nandigram But Can Still Become Chief Minister

Mamata Banerjee has to turn out to be a member of the legislative meeting inside six months.

Highlights

  • Mamata Banerjee has to get elected to legislative meeting in 6 months
  • She will be able to achieve this by contesting bypolls to any seat left vacant
  • Typically MLAs step apart to allow their chief to contest a protected seat

Kolkata:

Mamata Banerjee received Bengal on Sunday however misplaced her personal election in Nandigram, the place her former aide-turned-BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari defeated her by a slim margin after a number of rounds of counting.

The 2-time Chief Minister has received a 3rd time period however does her Nandigram loss imply she can’t turn out to be Chief Minister?

She will be able to, beneath the structure.

There are Chief Ministers who aren’t a part of the legislative assemblies of their states. Bihar’s Nitish Kumar has not contested an election for over three many years and was not within the November race both. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray additionally didn’t contest the election.

Each are members of their state legislative councils – the Bihar and Maharashtra legislatures have two homes. However Bengal doesn’t.

Mamata Banerjee has to turn out to be a member of the legislative meeting inside six months. She will be able to achieve this by contesting bypolls to any seat left vacant or the place polls couldn’t be held for some cause. Typically MLAs are requested to step apart to allow their chief to contest a protected seat.

Article 164 of the structure says a minister who just isn’t an MLA inside six months has to resign.

Lengthy earlier than the official outcomes at Nandigram, Mamata Banerjee mentioned she accepted what the folks had determined.

“Don’t fret about Nandigram, I struggled for Nandigram as a result of I fought a motion. It is okay. Let the Nandigram folks give no matter verdict they need, I settle for that. I do not thoughts. We have now received the state,” she mentioned.

“No matter occurred is for the very best. I can’t need to go that far usually now, I’m saved in that approach. However I’ll go to the courtroom as a result of I’ve heard there have been some malpractices,” added the 66-year-old Chief Minister.

The Election Fee rejected her Trinamool Congress social gathering’s demand for a recount.

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