New Delhi: The results of the West Bengal Assembly were announced yesterday. In this, keeping the BJP out of power, Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Party has once again maintained its stronghold with good success. What is special is that the fort came but the lion went away. Of course, Mamata Banerjee lost the Nandigram constituency. Mamata has been defeated at the very last moment. From there, TMC rebel leader and BJP candidate Suvendu Adhikari has been elected.
The TMC has come to power in West Bengal. But Chief Minister Mamata has lost. So will Mamata remain the Chief Minister of Bengal? Such a question is being asked. From this, election experts are of the opinion that Mamata Banerjee will definitely be the Chief Minister of West Bengal once again. This is because the Chief Ministers of the three most populous states in the country, Nitish Kumar, Yogi Adityanath and Uddhav Thackeray are members of the Legislative Council but not part of the Legislative Assembly. Yet they are the Chief Ministers. Mostly, they did not win the assembly elections to become the chief minister. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has never contested a general election. However, this is not the case with Mamata Banerjee as there is no Legislative Council in the state of West Bengal. Even so, the Trinamool Congress has spoken of creating such a structure.
According to section 164, a minister who has not been a part of a state assembly for six consecutive months cannot become a minister after the expiration of this term. In other words, Mamata Banerjee has 6 months to become an MLA. As there is no Legislative Council in the state of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee will have to file her candidature from a vacant seat in six months and win the by-election to become an MLA.