Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s cupboard enlargement — billed as the most important because the social gathering got here to energy in 2011 — included 5 new faces. Sources stated the enlargement will likely be adopted by a reshuffle of ministries. The most important title among the many newcomers is Babul Supriyo — a former Union minister of the BJP who joined the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress final yr, shortly after the social gathering gained a 3rd consecutive time period in energy.
Together with Babul Supriyo, Snehashish Chakraborty, Partha Bhowmik, Udayan Guha and Pradip Majumder will likely be allotted seats within the cupboard. 4 junior ministers will likely be Birbaha Hansda, Biplab Roy Chowdhury, Tajmul Hossain and Satyajit Burman.
The 5 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. Piles of money have been recovered from the 2 properties belonging to his aide, Arpita Mukherjee, making the federal government the goal of a lot criticism.
Partha Chatterjee, relieved of ministerial duties after his arrest, was in command of 5 key departments together with trade, commerce and enterprises and parliamentary affairs.
However whereas saying the enlargement yesterday, Mamata Banerjee stated 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 potential for me to deal with alone,” she had stated.
On Monday, Ms Banerjee had carried out a significant overhaul throughout the social gathering, altering the management of 16 of the 35 organisational districts. A number of “non-performers” have been axed, and a few have been relieved of organisational duties.