West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet reshuffle — the first since the Trinamool Congress (TMC) returned to power for the third consecutive term last year — included nine new faces.
Nine MLAs, including former Union minister of the BJP who joined the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress last year – Babul Supriyo, took oath as ministers today.
Supriyo, along with Snehasis Chakraborty, Partha Bhowmik, Udayan Guha and Pradip Majumdar were sworn in as cabinet ministers at Raj Bhavan by Governor La Ganesan.
Birbaha Hansda, a tribal leader, and Biplab Roy Chowdhury took oath as ministers of state with independent charge.
Tajmul Hossain and Satyajit Barman were sworn in as ministers of state.
West Bengal cabinet reshuffle | Nine ministers take oath in Kolkata – Babul Supriyo, Snehasis Chakraborty, Partha Bhowmick, Udayan Guha, Pradip Mazumder, Tajmul Hossain, Satyajit Barman. Birbaha Hansda & Biplab Roy Chowdhury are sworn in as Ministers with independent charges. pic.twitter.com/H4e4So7D8B
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Check out the full list of new faces:
1. Babul Supriyo
2. Snehasish Chakraborty
3. Partha Bhowmick
4. Pradip Majumdar
5. Udayan Guha
MoS (independent charge)
1. Birbaha Hansda
2. Biplab Roy Chowdhury
The reshuffle comes amid the party facing the heat over the arrest of former minister Partha Chatterjee by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the school jobs scam.