Mamata Banerjee takes oath as Chief Minister of West Bengal
June 2, 2016 15:24 IST
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Banerjee, the state's eighth chief minister and the first woman to occupy the post, took her oath in Bengali. The ministerial council has 18 fresh faces. Three of the ministers are women, seven belong to the Muslim community. Amit Mitra, Partha Chatterjee, Subrata Mukherjee, Sovandeb Chattopadhyay and Abanimohan Joardar were among the first group of ministers to be administered the oath of office and secrecy by the governor. The other ministers were sworn-in later in batches.