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[Representational Image] TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee will visit Singur to hold a public meeting on Wednesday. Picture: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during a party rally in Kolkata, on April 25, 2016.IANS

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee was sworn in as the chief minister of West Bengal on Friday for a second consecutive term. Forty one other MLAs were sworn in along with her as cabinet ministers at the oath-taking ceremony, which was held at Red Road in Kolkata.

The cabinet has 17 new faces, according to the Hindu.

According to Indo-Asian News Service (IANS), 28 ministers were selected for the cabinet rank; five were ministers of state (independent charge) and eight ministers of state.

Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, veteran TMC leader Sovandeb Chattopadhyay and Marxist-turned TMC lawmaker Abdur Rezzak Mollah were given cabinet berths, while former Indian cricketer Laxmi Ratan Shukla and Bengali singer Indranil Sen were given ministers of state portfolios.

The cabinet includes three women ministers, seven ministers belonging to the Muslim community, and several representatives of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes, IANS reported.

Banerjee reportedly took oath in Bengali in the name of 'Ishwar and Allah'. All other ministers also took their oath in Bengali, except Ghulam Rabbani who preferred Hindi.

List of ministers in Mamata's cabinet

Old Cabinet Ministers New Cabinet Ministers
Amit Mitra Sovandeb Chattopadhyay
Partha Chatterjee Suvendu Adhikari
Subrata Mukherjee Abani Mohan Joardar
Goutam Deb Abdur Rezzak Mollah
Bratya Basu Sovan Chatterjee
Firhad Hakim Rabindranath Ghosh
Jyotipriyo Mullick Churamani Mahato
Shashi Panja Sandharani Tudu
Sadhan Pande Laxmi Ratan Shukla
Moloy Ghatak James Kujur
Chandranath Sinha Siddiquallah Chowdhury
Rajib Banerjee Ashima Patra
Ashish Banerjee Tapan Dasgupta
Purnendu Bose Indranil Sen
Manturam Pakhira Zakir Hossain
Soumen Mahapatra Bachhu Hansda
Swapan Debnath Ghulam Rabbani
Arup Roy
Arup Biswas
Giasuddin Mollah
Javed Khan
Binay Barman
Santiram Mahato
Shyamal Santra