On Monday, the TMC underwent a major organisational overhaul as the leadership of 16 out of the 35 organisational districts were modified.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on August 3 expanded her cabinet with nine ministers taking an oath. This development comes days after suspended Trinamool Congress minister Partha Chatterjee was arrested in connection with the Bengal SSC scam.
Babul Supriyo, Snehasis Chakraborty, Udayan Guha, Pradip Mazumder and Partha Bhowmick were sworn in as cabinet ministers in the presence of CM Banerjee and Governor La Ganesan.
Tribal leader Birbaha Hansda and Biplab Roy Chowdhury also took oath as Ministers of State with independent charges. Tajmul Hossain and Satyajit Barman were sworn in as Ministers of State.
Notably, this is one of the major reshuffles in TMC since it came to power in 2011. There have been very few instances of a cabinet reshuffle and those too were major ones.
West Bengal cabinet reshuffle | Nine ministers take oath in Kolkata – Babul Supriyo, Snehasis Chakraborty, Partha Bhowmick, Udayan Guha, Pradip Mazumder, Tajmul Hossain, Satyajit Barman. Birbaha Hansda & Biplab Roy Chowdhury are sworn in as Ministers with independent charges. pic.twitter.com/H4e4So7D8B
— ANI (@ANI) August 3, 2022
Partha Chatterjee, who has been sacked as a minister and from the party, was in charge of five key departments including industry, commerce and enterprises and parliamentary affairs.
For a brief period, CM Banerjee had supervised the panchayat and PHE departments as well as consumer affairs and self-help group and self-employment departments following the death of in-charge ministers Subrata Mukherjee and Sadhan Pandey respectively. At present, these departments are being held by other ministers.