Maharashtra CM Fadnavis inducts 11 ministers in the Ministry

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expanded his council of ministers, inducting 11 ministers, including 10 new faces.  With this Cabinet expansion, the council of minister now has 39 members, with 42 being the maximum allowed.

  • Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao in the presence of the Chief Minister and other ministers administered oath to 11 ministers at the Parishad hall in Vidhan Bhavan.
  • Newly inducted ministers are 6 Ministers are from Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) , 2 from Shiv Sena and 1 each from Swabhiman Shetkari Sanghatana and Rashtriya Samaj Party.
  • The BJP also got the maximum share in the number of cabinet rank ministers in the state assembly—4 new cabinet ministers were appointed and 1 minister of state was promoted to cabinet rank.

The BJP’s newly inducted cabinet rank ministers are Pandurang Phundkar, Subhash Deshmukh, Jaikumar Raval and Sambhaji Patil-Nilangekar. The ministers of state from the BJP are Ravindra Chavan and Madan Yerawar. Mahadev Jankar of BJP’s ally Rashtriya Samaj Paksha was inducted as cabinet minister. Fadnavis also promoted BJP’s minister of state for home Ram Shinde to cabinet rank. Sena’s Gulabrao Patil and Arjun Khotkar were made ministers of state. Sadabhau Khot of another BJP ally Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana was sworn in as minister of state.

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