Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s cupboard reshuffle — billed as the largest for the reason that get together got here to energy — included 5 new faces. The brand new ministers took oath this afternoon, days after the arrest of the Chief Minister’s closest aide Partha Chatterjee in an alleged cash laundering case.
The largest title among the many newcomers is Babul Supriyo — a former Union minister of the BJP who joined the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress final 12 months, shortly after the get together gained a 3rd consecutive time period in energy.
Together with Babul Supriyo, Snehashish Chakraborty, Partha Bhowmik, Udayan Guha and Pradip Majumder might be allotted seats within the cupboard.
4 junior ministers might be Birbaha Hansda, Biplab Roy Chowdhury, Tajmul Hossain and Satyajit Burman.
Partha Chatterjee, relieved of ministerial duties after his arrest, was in control of 5 key departments together with business, commerce and enterprises and parliamentary affairs.
However whereas saying the growth yesterday, Mamata Banerjee mentioned the variety of districts within the state has additionally elevated from 23 to 30, producing a much bigger workload.
“We misplaced ministers Subrata Mukherjee, Sadhan Pande. Partha is in jail so all their work needs to be completed. Not doable for me to deal with alone,” she had mentioned.