After the formation of the new government in West Bengal, members of the state cabinet in the Trinamool Congress (TMC) will be sworn in next Monday.
It was previously decided that the members of the new cabinet would be sworn in at the Raj Bhavan in Kolkata on Sunday, but in the end it was decided that the oath would take place on Monday. The oath taking ceremony will begin at 11 am on Monday.
However, how many cabinet members will be sworn in on Monday, it is not known. According to sources, only cabinet ministers who will take charge as key members of the cabinet will be sworn in on Monday. The rest will be sworn in later. After taking oath, the first cabinet meeting of the new government has been called at three o’clock on Monday afternoon.
However, the same policy will be followed in the swearing in of the members of the Cabinet which took place after the swearing in of the West Bengal Chief Minister last Wednesday. Because the primary goal of the government now is to control the situation of the coronavirus pandemic in some way.
There are many new and young faces among the winning Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLAs. It remains to be seen whether the West Bengal Chief Minister will appoint any of them in the Cabinet.
There is also speculation as to whether any of the old leaders will get the new responsibility. In particular, it remains to be seen who will be in charge of the departments left by Suvendu Adhikari and Rajib Banerjee, who left the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and joined the BJP.
However, after the formation of the new government in West Bengal, senior Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Biman Banerjee was elected Speaker (Speaker) of the assembly on Saturday for the third consecutive time.
After the election victory, Trinamool Congress (TMC) had already announced to make him the president. A special session of the Legislative Assembly was called on Saturday for the election of the Speaker, BJP legislators boycotted the election of the Speaker due to the ongoing violence since the election results, due to which Banerjee was elected unopposed for the third consecutive time.
Significantly, since the change of power in West Bengal in 2011, Banerjee has been assuming the responsibility of the Speaker of the Assembly. Here, as soon as the assembly proceedings commenced at 11 am, former ministers Parth Chatterjee, Chandrima Bhattacharya, Tapas Rai, Shashi Panja and other Trinamool MLAs Birbaha Hansda, Shyamal Mandal and Gulshan Malik proposed the name of Viman Banerjee, which all the members supported.