Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s cupboard growth — billed as the largest because the celebration got here to energy in 2011 — included 5 new faces. Sources stated the growth shall be adopted by a reshuffle of ministries. The largest identify among the many newcomers is Babul Supriyo — a former Union minister of the BJP who joined the state’s ruling Trinamool Congress final 12 months, shortly after the celebration received a 3rd consecutive time period in energy.
Together with Babul Supriyo, Snehashish Chakraborty, Partha Bhowmik, Udayan Guha and Pradip Majumder shall be allotted seats within the cupboard. 4 junior ministers shall 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 had 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 answerable for 5 key departments together with business, commerce and enterprises and parliamentary affairs.
However whereas saying the growth yesterday, Mamata Banerjee stated the variety of districts within the state has additionally elevated from 23 to 30, producing an even bigger workload.
“We misplaced ministers Subrata Mukherjee, Sadhan Pande. Partha is in jail so all their work needs to be carried out. Not doable for me to deal with alone,” she had stated.
On Monday, Ms Banerjee had carried out a significant overhaul throughout the celebration, altering the management of 16 of the 35 organisational districts. A number of “non-performers” had been axed, and a few had been relieved of organisational duties.