She was required to win the by-election to retain the post of chief minister
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has said he will administer the oath to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee as a member of the state assembly or MLA on Thursday.
Mamata Banerjee, also the chief of Trinamool Congress (TMC) came victorious in the must-win the Bhabanipur by-poll with a record margin of 58,835 votes. She was required to win the by-election to retain the post.
Two of her party colleagues will also take oath as the legislators with Mamata.
"Governor WB Shri Jagdeep Dhankhar would administer oath/affirmation to the elected members to the WBLA, viz., MAMATA BANERJEE, JAKIR HOSSIAN and AMIRUL ISLAM at the premises of the West Bengal Legislative Assembly on 7 October, 2021 at 11:45 hours," he tweeted on Tuesday.
Jakir Hossain was declared victorious by a huge margin of 92,480 votes from Bengal's Jangipur constituency, while Amirul Islam won from Samserganj by a margin of 26,379 votes.
The results were declared on Sunday.
West Bengal Parliamentary Affairs Minister Partha Chatterjee on Monday requested the governor to administer the swearing-in ceremony.