Mamata Banerjee was sworn in today as the chief minister of West Bengal for the second consecutive time at Kolkata’s historic Red Road. She will be leading a cabinet of 42 members including her. 17 new faces will be among the cabinet of Banerjee’s new term in Bengal.
Officials said an elaborate security cover has been arranged for the function — around 1,000 policemen were deployed on Red Road. This is the first time a chief minister has taken oath on Red Road in an event “open to the public”.
Many of the leaders seen in the Narada tapes feature in the new Banerjee cabinet. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and MoS for Urban Development Babul Supriyo represented the Centre at the ceremony, reports The Indian Express.