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7 Muslim legislators take charge as ministers in West Bengal

By Muslim Mirror Staff

New Delhi: As many as seven Muslim MLAs have been included in Mamata Banerjee-led cabinet in West Bengal. They took oath along with other ministers at an austere ceremony held in the Raj Bhawan on Monday.

Firhad Hakim, Javed Ahmed Khan, Ghulam Rabbani and Siddiqullah Chaudhary will be cabinet members. Akhruzzaman and Yeasmin Sabina will be Ministers of State (MoS). Humayun Kabir will be MoS with independent charge.

Banerjee-led All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) returned to power for its third consecutive term after it won 213 seats in the state’s assembly election.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as a principle opposition party as it won 74 seats.

Abbas Siddiqui-led Indian Secular Front won one seat while Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen failed to win a single seat in the state.

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