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In Mamata Banerjee’s Reshuffle, 9 new ministers including ex-BJP MP Babul Supriyo took oath

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Kolkata: After ED crackdown the scam of Partha CM Mamata took big decison to reshuffle cabinet. West Bengal CM Mamta Banerjee has made major reshuffles in the council of ministers of her government. A total of 9 ministers took oath on Wednesday. In the new council of ministers, 5 cabinet, two independent charge and two state ministers have been made. Babul Supriyo and Partha Bhowmik took oath as cabinet ministers.

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Apart from Supriyo, district-level TMC leaders were also made ministers, including the names of Snehasish Chakraborty, Partha Bhowmik, Udayan Guha and Pradeep Majumdar. Governor L Ganesan administered the oath to the new ministers in the presence of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee at a small function held at the Raj Bhavan.

Full list of TMC leaders sworn in as Ministers
Cabinet Rank
-Babul Supriyo
-Snehasis Chakraborty
-Partha Bhowmick
-Udayan Guha
-Pradip Mazumder

Ministry of State (MoS)
-Tajmul Hossain
-Satyajit Barman

Ministry of State (Independent charges)
-Birbaha Hansda
-Biplab Roy Chowdhury

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According to the report, five cabinet, two independent charge and two state ministers have been made in the new council of ministers. Babul Supriyo and Partha Bhowmick have taken oath as cabinet ministers.

This reshuffle in the cabinet comes at a time when TMC is under attack from the opposition over the arrest of Partha Chatterjee by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the school job scam. CM Mamta Banerjee had recently removed Partha Chatterjee from the post of minister. Partha Chatterjee was in charge of five important departments including Industry, Commerce, Undertaking and Parliamentary Affairs.

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.

The biggest name among the new ministers is of Babul Supriyo. It is known that Babul Supriyo, former Union Minister of BJP, had joined Trinamool Congress last year.

TMC president Mamata Banerjee on Monday made a major change in the organization of her party and announced that the cabinet reshuffle will take place on Wednesday. She had then said that four-five new faces would be included in the new cabinet and the same number of existing ministers would be employed in party work. The portfolios of some ministers can also be changed.

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On Monday, while indicating a change in the cabinet, CM Mamta Banerjee said that many departments are working without ministers, I cannot fulfill all the responsibilities. She had also said that seven new districts would be formed in Bengal, after which the total number of districts would increase to 30.

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