Former Union Minister Babul Supriyo may become a minister in the West Bengal government tomorrow. Mamta government is going to reshuffle its cabinet on Wednesday. In such a situation, CM Mamta, who is insisting on forming a ‘youth’ cabinet, can give important charge to Babul Supriyo. Let us tell you that Babul Supriyo left the Bharatiya Janata Party last year and joined the Trinamool Congress. After his defeat in the 2021 assembly elections, Supriyo had announced that he would quit politics and would also resign as a Lok Sabha MP. However, on 18 September 2021, he joined the Trinamool Congress in the presence of Abhishek Banerjee.
The Indian Express quoted sources as saying that apart from Babul Supriyo, Snehasish Chakraborty, Partha Bhowmik, Udayan Guha and Pradeep Majumdar could also be made cabinet ministers. Apart from this, district leaders of TMC, Biplab Roy Chowdhury, Tajmul Hussain and Satyajit Burman may be inducted into the cabinet as ministers of state. Among those already in the ministry, MoS Birbaha Hansda may get independent charge.
Babul Supriyo was elected MLA on a TMC ticket from the Ballygunge assembly seat that fell vacant after the death of veteran leader and minister Subrata Mukherjee. Since then there were speculations that he might be made a minister. However, Mamata was reportedly not keen on the cabinet reshuffle at that time. On the new ministers, a senior TMC leader said, “Mamata Banerjee wanted a young cabinet. So young faces of the party like Supriyo, Bhowmik, Chakraborty can be included.”
As reported by The Indian Express, the TMC leader said, “Our second in command and All India General Secretary Abhishek Banerjee also wants to bring in young faces in the new cabinet, and this will be implemented. He also wanted to bring leaders like Babul Supriyo, Partha Bhowmik to the fore.” The TMC has often been accused that the 11-year-long government’s ministry has been Kolkata-centric. To counter this allegation, district-level leaders were elected into the cabinet. Will go
Apart from this, there is a possibility of reshuffle in the departments in the existing ministers. According to sources, senior leaders and ministers Malay Ghatak and Manas Bhunia may get more responsibility. While the portfolios of Firhad Hakim and Chandrima Bhattacharya may be reduced. Soumen Mohapatra had become the district unit president and hence could be dropped from the cabinet.
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