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The remaining 45 MLAs will take oath today

Sarojini Bishi

Bhubaneswar: Ranendra Pratap, the speaker of Kamchala, has been making the newly elected MLAs of the 17th Legislative Assembly recite their oath for two days. 101 of the MLAs who won the assembly elections in 2024 general elections took oath as MLAs on Tuesday. The remaining 45 MLAs will take oath today (Wednesday). 146 MLAs are involved in this oath taking ceremony.

Chief Minister Mohan Charan Majhi took oath first, while Tirtol MLA Ramakant Bhoi took oath at the end. A guard of honor was given to Ranendra Swain, the temporary Speaker of the Legislative Assembly. The Chief Minister, two Deputy Chief Ministers and Cabinet Ministers welcomed the Speaker to the Assembly yesterday. After that, the Chief Minister, two Deputy Chief Ministers, some ministers and MLAs went to the Assembly House to take oath after garlanding the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the Assembly premises.

The sworn in MLAs took the oath after giving copies of certificates obtained from the District Election Officer. All of them signed the assembly register after taking the oath. Later, a kit bag was given by the Assembly. All the MLAs have been asked to come to the Legislative Assembly as the Speaker election will be held on the 20th. On the other hand, a three-way security system has been issued for the three-day assembly session. DGP Arun Shadangi inspected the assembly security. According to the DGP, there will be 8 platoons with 75 police officers for the 3-day session.

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