WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announces reshuffle of Cabinet, ‘4-5 new faces’ to be added
1 August, 2022 | Vaishali Sharma
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated on Monday that the state’s Cabinet will be reshuffled on Wednesday. “We will do a reshuffle on Wednesday. There will be 4-5 new faces,&...
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee stated on Monday that the state’s Cabinet will be reshuffled on Wednesday.
“We will do a reshuffle on Wednesday. There will be 4-5 new faces,” said Mamata. This comes soon after former minister Partha Chatterjee was arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the SSC recruitment scam case.
Chatterjee was in charge of the ministries of industry, commerce, and enterprises, information technology and electronics, parliamentary affairs and public enterprises, and industrial rebuilding.
Following his arrest on Thursday, the CM assumed command of the departments.
Banerjee currently oversees 11 divisions, including Partha Chatterjee’s four.
“Many of them are writing a lot. We don’t have a plan to dissolve the whole ministry and form a new one. Yes, there will be a reshuffle. We lost ministers Subrata Mukherjee, Sadhan Pande. Partha da is in jail so all their work has to be done. Not possible for me to handle alone,” added Bengal CM.
The West Bengal government of Mamata Banerjee today resolved to carve out seven new districts from the current 23 districts through boundary delimitation for better administration and development of the areas.
The seven new districts are Sunderban, Ichhamati, Ranaghat, Bishnupur, Jangipur, Behrampur, and Basirhat, according to the administration.
“Earlier there were 23 districts in Bengal now it has been increased to 30. The 7 new districts include – Sunderban, Ichhemati, Ranaghat, Bishnupur, Jangipur, Behrampur and one more district will be named in Basirhat,” said West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee.