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Mamata becomes West Bengal's first woman CM

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  1. DaRk KnIght

    DaRk KnIght Lt. Colonel ELITE MEMBER

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    Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee was sworn in as the first woman Chief Minister of West Bengal here on Friday.

    Governor M.K. Narayanan administered the oath of office and secrecy to Ms. Banerjee and 37 Ministers of the Trinamool Congress-Congress alliance government, which assumed power after more than 34 years of Left Front rule.

    Attired in a white cotton saree with blue border, her footwear being her customary slippers, Ms. Banerjee took the oath in Bengali.

    The Cabinet includes four Ministers of State.

    In an unprecedented move, the new Chief Minister chose to walk the distance of about half km to the Writers' Buildings, State Secretariat, even as her security staff had a trying time controlling thousands of admirers surging towards her.

    By the time she reached the secretariat, the road in front of it had turned into a sea of humanity; people breaking through police cordons in a massive public display of outpouring of emotions.

    Even the corridor on the first floor of the Writers' Buildings — where entry otherwise is restricted — was overrun by enthusiastic State employees and others, leaving Ms. Banerjee no option but entering the Chief Minister's chamber through the adjoining conference hall. Police reinforcements were brought in to restore order.

    Later, she stepped onto one of the balconies and waved at the milling crowds outside.

    Cabinet meeting

    In the afternoon, before leaving the Raj Bhavan, Ms. Banerjee held a meeting with the Governor and had discussions with him.

    Her new Cabinet met for the first time in the evening.

    The swearing-in was held under a sprawling green-and-white shamiana in the Raj Bhavan compounds at 1.01 p.m. Hundreds waited outside, hoping to catch a glimpse of the new Chief Minister.

    Among the more than 3,000 invitees present were outgoing Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, Left Front Committee chairman Biman Bose and the former Finance Minister, Asim Dasgupta.

    Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Defence Minister A.K. Antony attended the function.

    Personalities from different walks of life were also present. They belonged to the worlds of industry, culture and sports — to name a few.

    The Hindu : News / National : Mamata becomes West Bengal's first woman CM
     
  2. xXX-Nair:::Saab-XXx

    xXX-Nair:::Saab-XXx Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    Womens on a Rampage in Indian Politics...

    India now ruled by..
    Amma in South;
    Didi in East;
    Behenji in North;
    Aunty in d Capital;
    Madam in Center.
    & "Wife At Home"
    It’s a women's world

    I hope Amma (Jayalalitha) never joins hands with Didi (Mamta Banerjee)....Desh ki Maa Behen Ek ho jaayegi!!!
     
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