Swearing-In Of Newly Inducted Bengal Ministers Likely On Monday


Kolkata: Newly inducted ministers in the West Bengal cabinet Chandrima Bhattacharya and Ujjwal Biswas to take oath on Monday.

The swearing-in ceremonies were delayed owing to the Governor’s illness. Doctors said the governor was anxious about whether he would be able to attend minister oath of office to the two ministers (Chandrima Bhattacharya and Ujjwal Biswas), but he was advised against it. All appointments scheduled for the next three days have been cancelled.

Chandrima Bhattacharya, who won the Kathi Dakshin bypoll, would be once again inducted into her cabinet of ministers. Bhattacharya was made a minister of state for health, law and judicial affairs after she won the Assembly election in 2011 from Dum Dum North seat. However, she lost the seat in 2016 Assembly election to CPM’s Tanmoy Bhattacharya.