Maharashtra Cabinet expansion likely today

09:52 AM Dec 30, 2019 | Team Udayavani |
Mumbai: Nearly a month after Shiv Sena President  Uddhav Thackeray took over the reins of Maharashtra, the and Chief Minister is likely to expand cabinet of ministers of the three-party Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government today. Over two weeks,  leaders of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress have held a series of meetings to undertake the exercise of Cabinet expansion keeping regional and caste representation in mind, while deciding to pick ministers On Monday,  as many as 36 ministers - including those of Cabinet rank and Ministers of State - could the inducted.  The total strength of ministry in Maharashtra could be a maximum of 42 including the CM. As of now,  besides the CM,  the Maha Vikas Aghadi government has just six Cabinet ministers,  two each from the three parties. As per sources,  NCP President Sharad Pawar's nephew Ajit Pawar - could be back as Deputy CM. The three parties have framed a Common Minimum Programme (CMP). According to the initial seat-sharing formula, the Shiv Sena would get 15 ministers apart from the CM,  NCP 14 and Congress 12.

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