Mamata Banerjee reshuffles TMC ahead of Bengal polls, appoints new party members as district chiefs
The TMC chief on Thursday announced a new state committee with 21 members and a seven-member core panel
Kolkata: Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee on Thursday announced a major reshuffle in the party's organisation as she gave leadership roles to younger and new faces with an eye on next year's Assembly elections in West Bengal, party sources said.
At a meeting of the party, Banerjee announced a new state committee with 21 members in it and a seven-member core panel, they said.
Besides, the presidents of several districts, including Howrah, Coochbehar, Purulia, Nadia, Jhargram and South Dinajpur have been removed, a senior party leader said.
New and younger faces such as Laxmi Ratan Shukla, Partha Pratim Roy, Gurupad Tudu and Mahua Moitra have been given charge of these districts, the sources said.
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