Kolkata: In a star studded event, graced by Bollywood celebrities and politicians alike, Trinamool Chief (TMC) Mamata Banerjee on Friday was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the second consecutive term.
This was the first time that Bengal witnessed a swearing-in-ceremony of a government outside the Raj Bhavan.
The new faces who got minstrel berths are-Subhendu Adhikary. Shovan Deb, Lakshmi Ratan Shukla, Abdur Rezzak Mollah, Shovan Chatterjee, Tapan Das Gupta, Siddiqullah Chowdhury, Indranil Sen, Rabindra Nath Ghosh, Bachchu Hansda, Sanghya Rani Tudu, Churamoni Mahato, Zakir Hussai, Ashima Patra, Golam Rabbani, Montu Ram Pakhira, James Kuzur, Dr, Shashi Panza, The list includes 3 women and 7 of them represents the minority class.
The list also included veterans like Ashish Banerjee, Purnendu Bose, Soumen Mahapatra, Swapan Debnath, Arup Roy, Firhad Hakim, Sadhan Pande, Moloy Ghatak, Chandranath Sinha, Rajib Banerjee, Jyotipriyo Mullick, Binay Barman, Abani Joardar, Bratya Basu, Amit Mitra, Partha Chatterjee, Subrata Mukherjee, Arup Biswas, Giasuddin Mollah,
On the other hand 9 minister who lost their berth are- Rabiranjan Chatterjee, Sudarshan Ghosh Dastidar, Becharam Manna, Sukumar Hansda, Hayder Ajid Safi, Rajpal Singh, Pundorikakya Saha, Jyotirmoy Kar.
The VVIPs at the event included the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Tshering Tobgay, the industry minister of Bangladesh, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar,Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and RJD supremo Lalu Yadav.
Later in the day, Mamata will chair her first cabinet meeting right after taking oath, where the Kolkata Police will accord her a guard of honour at the lobby.