Mamata Banerjee makes crucial changes in West Bengal Cabinet after poll Debacle

Must Read

Jharkhand polls for 81 constituencies from November 30 to December 20; counting on 23rd December

Addressing a press meeting today, Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora has announced the poll dates for Jharkhand Legislative assembly....

Congress forms six-member committee of AICC to review situation of NRC in Assam

In a bid to review the condition of Assam state after the implementation of the NRC exercise, Congress party...

Shiv Sena elects Eknath Shinde as party’s legislative leader; Sunil Prabhu appointed as chief whip of party

In a striking breakthrough, Shiv Sena elected senior minister Eknath Shinde as the party's legislative leader today. It has...
Part-time Traveler| Full-time Political Enthusiast | Foodie | Strong Believer of Freedom of Speech and Expressions!

Days after poll debacle in the recently held national polls, TMC Supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday reshuffle her cabinet and made major changes.

Among the major Changes that Mamata Banerjee brought-in includes, State Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikary has been given additional charges of the departments of Irrigation and the Water Resources Investigation and Development (WRI&D).

Mamata Banerhee speaking at the secretariat said that Lawmaker Bratya Basu is entrusted with one more portfolio of the Forest Department along with his current Science and Technology and Biotechnology Department.

While Somen Mahapatra who was looking after the Water Resources Investigation & Development, has now been appointed with charges of Environment and Pollution and the Public Health Engineering Department (PHE).

Sujit Bose who was serving as Minister for Fire Department has been now shifted to Minister of State of the Forest Department.

Among other major changes announced by the Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee include the reshuffling of portfolios of Rajib Banerjee, while many legislators have been entrusted with additional charges in the State Cabinet.

Rajin Banerjee who had earlier appointed as the in-charge of the Backward Class Welfare Department, has now been asked to look after the SC, ST and the Tribal Affairs Department of the state.

Subrata Mukherjee, who lost to BJP candidate from Bankura Lok Sabha Seat will continue as Panchayat Minister. While the responsibilty of labour and law department in the state has been given to Moloy Ghatak, a lawmaker from Asansol Uttar Assembly Constituency.

While many ministers are kept without any charge including Former Forest Department Minister Binay Krishna Barman and Western Region Development Minister Shantiram Mahato.

The development came days after the results of national polls, in which West Bengal saw a surge of saffron wave who has increased its vote share from 17% to 40% in the state.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the recently concluded national polls made a big dent on Mamata’s Stronghold West Bengal. The saffron party managed to give a big jolt to Mamata Banerjee‘s TMC by winning 18 seats out of total 42 Lok Sabha Seats of the state. BJP in 2014 national polls won only two seats out of the total 42 Lok Sabha Seat.

The ruling TMC won 22 seats down from 34 in 2014.



Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

BRICS nations to deny safe haven to economic offenders

Brasilia, Nov 15 (IANS) The BRICS nations on Thursday reaffirmed their commitment to fighting corruption, and joining multilateral efforts...

Modi bats for boosting intra-BRICS trade to $500 bn

Brasilia, Nov 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday pushed for boosting intra-BRICS trade and investment and urged that a roadmap be readied...

Manushi Chillar to star opposite Akshay Kumar in ‘Prithviraj’

Mumbai, Nov 15 (IANS) Miss World 2017 Manushi Chillar is making her Bollywood debut opposite Akshay Kumar in the upcoming film "Prithviraj".Directed by Chandraprakash...

Mamata continues to avoid comment on Ayodhya verdict

Kolkata, Nov 14 (IANS) Six days after the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya dispute, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday parried...

JNU protesters charge administration with ‘damaging campus’

New Delhi, Nov 14 (IANS) Agitating Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) students, who allegedly vandalised the varsity's administration block, charged the "administration and their cronies"...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This