Press Esc to close
Friday 29 April 2016
News updated at 5:29 PM IST
Weather
Max: 36.7°C
Min : 24.5°C
In Bengaluru
Sunny day

Mamata Banerjee reshuffles ministry

Kolkata,  Nov 21 , 2012,DHNS:

In a major reshuffle, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday inducted eight new faces in her 18-month-old ministry - six of them to fill the vacancies that emerged after the Congress pulled out from the government.

Of the eight, six are sitting Trinamool MLAs - Monturam Pakhira, Giasuddin Mollah, Pundarikakshya Saha, Becharam Manna, Rajiv Banerjee and Swapan Debnath - while Krishnendu Narayan Chowdhury and Humayun Kabir defected from the Congress only a day before.

Among the eight, only two – Rajiv Banerjee and Krishnendu Narayan Chowdhury - were offered Cabinet rank.

Four ministers of state - Madan Mitra (transport), Arup Biswas (housing and youth affairs), Subrata Saha (fisheries), Manjulkrishna Thakur (micro, small scale enterprises and textiles) and Chandrima Bhattacharya (health) - were upgraded to the Cabinet rank.    

Congress ministers resigned following their party’s pull-out from the Bengal ministry on September 22 in response to TMC’s decision to walk out of the UPA coalition at the Centre.
 The new inductees were administered the oath of office and secrecy at the Raj Bhavan by Governor M K Narayanan.


Go to Top

Photo Gallery
ISRO's PSLV-C33 carrying India's navigation satellite, the IRNSS-1G lifts off successfully...

ISRO's PSLV-C33 carrying India's navigation satellite, the IRNSS-1G lifts off successfully...

Pranab Mukherjee with Grand Chief Sir Michael Ogio, GCL, GCMG, KSt. J., GG of Papua New Guinea...

Pranab Mukherjee with Grand Chief Sir Michael Ogio, GCL, GCMG, KSt. J., GG of Papua New Guinea...

A man takes a photo of the mummified body of revered Buddhist monk Fu Hou in Quanzhou city...

A man takes a photo of the mummified body of revered Buddhist monk Fu Hou in Quanzhou city...

A farmer walk with a calf on parched lake bed at drought-hit Hukunda near Chikmagalur...

A farmer walk with a calf on parched lake bed at drought-hit Hukunda near Chikmagalur...

Visitors taking selfie with Apple at ‘Apple exhibition cum sales mela’ organised by HOPCOMS...

Visitors taking selfie with Apple at ‘Apple exhibition cum sales mela’ organised by HOPCOMS...

A visitor takes photos of a BMW 328, produced from 1936 to 1940, on display at GUM...

A visitor takes photos of a BMW 328, produced from 1936 to 1940, on display at GUM...

In this photo taken with a fish-eye lens, Volkswagen cars are presented to media...

In this photo taken with a fish-eye lens, Volkswagen cars are presented to media...

The London Eye, in central London, is illuminated in the colours of the Brazilian flag...

The London Eye, in central London, is illuminated in the colours of the Brazilian flag...

A pair of ducks in river Brahmaputra in Guwahati...

A pair of ducks in river Brahmaputra in Guwahati...

A 23-day-old hamadryas baboon plays with a stuffed toy at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens...

A 23-day-old hamadryas baboon plays with a stuffed toy at Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens...