Over 140 newly-elected Bengal MLAs take oath
Over 140 of the 291 newly-elected members of the West Bengal assembly took oath on Thursday at a ceremony held following COVID-19 protocols, an official said.
Protem Speaker Subrata Mukherjee administered the oath of office and secrecy to the MLAs.
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attended the programme for a short while before leaving for the state secretariat.
COVID-19 protocols were observed in the ceremony held in the assembly, an official said.
The oath-taking ceremony will continue till Friday.
The TMC has swept the just-concluded West Bengal assembly elections bagging 213 seats, while the BJP managed to pocket 77 constituencies.
Elections to the 294-member assembly were held in eight phases between March 27 and April 29.
Polls in Jangipur and Samsherganj constituencies were countermanded following the death of two candidates. A TMC contestant, who won from the Khardaha seat, died before the results were declared on May 2.
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