Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee was yesterday sworn in as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the second consecutive time heading a 42-member ministry with the Congress- Left combine and the state BJP boycotting the ceremony.

Seeking blessings: Ministers touch West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s feet at her swearing-in ceremony yesterday.
Seeking blessings: Ministers touch West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s feet at her swearing-in ceremony yesterday. Pic/PTI

Union ministers Arun Jaitley, Ashok Gajapathi and Babul Supriyo, however, attended the ceremony, besides Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav and his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal.

A host of political leaders including RJD chief Lalu Prasad, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah and DMK’s Kanimozhi were present at the ceremony.

The 42-member TMC ministry has 29 Cabinet ministers, including the CM.