KOLKATA -- In a star studded event, graced by Bollywood celebrities and politicians, Trinamool Chief (TMC) Mamata Banerjee on Friday was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the second consecutive term.
Mamata Banerjee takes oath as the CM of West Bengal for her second consecutive term. pic.twitter.com/RGLYbn09AY— ANI (@ANI_news) May 27, 2016
This was the first time that Bengal witnessed a swearing-in-ceremony of a government outside the Raj Bhavan.
Kolkata: TMC MLAs take oath as ministers in West Bengal Govt pic.twitter.com/FZwvLtiQTt— ANI (@ANI_news) May 27, 2016
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.
The VVIPs at the event included the Prime Minister of Bhutan, Tshering Tobgay, the industry minister of Bangladesh, Union finance minister Arun Jaitley, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and RJD supremo Lalu Yadav.
Lalu Prasad Yadav and Farooq Abdullah at Mamata Banerjee's oath taking ceremony in Kolkata pic.twitter.com/GpNSyfv8m9— ANI (@ANI_news) May 27, 2016
Union Minister Babul Supriyo, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and UP CM Akhilesh Yadav at Mamata Banerjee's oath ceremony pic.twitter.com/0Efvi6qrDQ— ANI (@ANI_news) May 27, 2016
Civil Aviation Minister Ashok G Raju,FM Arun Jaitley & Bhutan PM Tshering Tobgay at Mamata Banerjee's oath ceremony pic.twitter.com/b7bNDut8Kv— ANI (@ANI_news) May 27, 2016
Later in the day, Mamata will chair her first cabinet meeting right after taking oath, where the Kolkata Police will accord her a guard of honour at the lobby.
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