Mamata sworn in as West Bengal chief minister

Mamata sworn in as West Bengal chief minister


Dhaka -Mamata Banerjee was sworn in on Friday as West Bengal’s chief minister for a second term at Kolkata’s historic Red Road.

She will be leading a cabinet of 42 members including her. Seventeen new faces will be among the cabinet of Banerjee’s new term in Bengal, according to The Indian Express.
Officials said an elaborate security cover has been arranged for the function — around 1,000 policemen were deployed on Red Road. This is the first time a chief minister has taken oath on Red Road in an event “open to the public”.
Many of the leaders seen in the Narada tapes feature in the new Banerjee cabinet. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and MoS for Urban Development Babul Supriyo represented the Centre at the ceremony. -UNB


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