KOLKATA: The third cupboard with Mamata Banerjee as Bengal CM, with its 43 members comprising an nearly equal mixture of the seasoned and the brand new, is ready to be sworn in on Monday. Whereas 17 senior ministers who had been within the first two cupboards have discovered a spot for the third time as nicely, 16 MLAs will develop into ministers for the primary time.
Amit Mitra, who didn’t contest the Bengal polls, returns to the state cupboard. He should be elected as an MLA within the subsequent six months. Manas Bhunia, Pulak Ray, Rathin Ghosh and Biplab Mitra additionally step into the cupboard — Ray, Ghosh and Mitra for the primary time — after main TMC’s fightbacks in West Midnapore, Howrah and South Dinajpur. Cricketer Manoj Tiwari additionally will get a spot within the new cupboard, as does former IPS officer Humayun Kabir.
Eight girls ministers will even be sworn in, with Sashi Panja the one one to get a cupboard rank. Among the many eight girls ministers, three — Sandhyarani Tudu, Jyotsna Mandi and Birbaha Hansda — are from Scheduled Tribe communities. Madan Mitra, transport minister within the first Mamata Banerjee cupboard, and Tapas Roy, Tapan Dasgupta, Asima Patra, Manturam Pakhira, ministers within the second cupboard, haven’t bought a ministerial berth.
In response to social gathering leaders, there is not going to be any massive shock in portfolio-allocation. Whereas saying her candidate record forward of the polls, Banerjee had made it clear that whereas Mitra wouldn’t contest as a result of well being causes, he can be within the cupboard, even suggesting the formation of a bicameral legislature in Bengal after it was accomplished away with in 1969.