West Bengal Chief Minister, Mamta Banerjee announced today (1st August) that a cabinet reshuffle will take place on Wednesday.
“We will do a reshuffle on Wednesday. There will be 4-5 new faces,” said Mamta.
This comes shortly after the former Bengal Minister, Partha Chatterjee, who was the minister in charge of Industry, commerce and enterprises, IT, Parliamentary affairs and industrial reconstruction was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the SSC recruitment scam case.
CM Mamta stepped in and took charge of the arrested minister on Thursday last week.
Mamta Banerjee holds 11 ministries including the four that were held by Chatterjee.
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, and Sadhan Pande. Partha da is in jail so all their work has to be done. Not possible for me to handle alone,” said Bengal CM.
The Bengal government also has decided to carve out 7 new districts in the state out the 23 districts by delimitation of their boundaries for better administration.
According to the government, the seven new districts are Sunderban, Ichhamati, Ranaghat, Bishnupur, Jangipur, Behrampur and Basirhat.
“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.