Several New Faces In Mamata Ministry


Kolkata: After retaining the state with a mammoth mandate, TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced the list of new comers for her second cabinet.

The new cabinet includes 42 ministers of whom several faces are fresh. 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 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,

“42 of us will take oath tomorrow. All districts have been represented except Malda where we do not have any MLA.” said Mamata. Around 19000 chairs will be placed at the venue for the people and will be allotted on first come first serve basis.

Speaking to the media after submitting list of Council of Ministers to the Governor, Trinamool chief said that the swearing-in ceremony will be open to all and anybody can came to Red Road to watch the ceremony.

“This oath ceremony is dedicated to the Ma-Mati-Manush. We pledge to work for their development.” Mamata said.

The oath taking ceremony which will be held tomorrow at Kolkata’s Red Road will be attended by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav, Lalu Prasad Yadav, the Centre will be represented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley along with Venkaiya Naidu, Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu and union minister Babul Supriyo, said Ms Mamata Banerjee.

The Prime Minister of Bhutan Tshering Tobgay has already reached Kolkata.

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.

Meanwhile, security has been heightened around Red Road for Friday’s event. Around 1000 police personnel under 14 officers of deputy commissioner rank will deployed. Four quick response team along with drones will also monitor the venue.