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Mamata to take oath as West Bengal CM today

Kolkatta: Trinamool Congress (TMC) Chief Mamata Banerjee will be sworn-in as Chief Minister of West Bengal for a second term today.

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 K N Tripathi yesterday 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, an arterial link road. This is for the first time that a chief minister will take oath on Red Road.

Banerjee said that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Union Minister Babul Supriyo, Bangladesh Industry Minister, Bhutan Prime Minister, 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.