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West Bengal: Mamata Banerjee to be sworn-in as Chief Minister today

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

On 27 May, Trinamool Congress (TMC) Chief Mamata Banerjee will take oath as the West Bengal Chief Minister.

It is Banerjee's second consecutive term in the state.

Kolkata Mayor Shovan Chatterjee, former Indian cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla and singer Indranil Sen are among the 17 new faces in the 42-member ministry.

Banerjee met state Governor KN Tripathi on 26 may and submitted the list of MLAs who will take oath today at the swearing-in ceremony to be held at Kolkata's famous Red Road.

This is the first time a chief minister will take oath on Red Road.

Banerjee said that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Union Minister Babul Supriyo, Bhutan Prime Minister Tshering Topgay, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Singh Yadav have confirmed their presence in the ceremony.

-With ANI inputs

First published: 27 May 2016, 12:37 IST
 
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