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Maharashtra Cabinet Expansion: Ajit Pawar becomes Dy. CM, 35 More Inducted

The swearing in took place at around 1 pm in the Vidhan Bhavan (state legislature) premises where Maharashtra Governor, B S Koshyari, administered the oath taking ceremony of a total of 36 ministers. The list of 36 ministers includes the Deputy Chief Minister in the form of NCP's Ajit Pawar, 25 Cabinet Ministers and 10 Ministers of State (MOS).

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The Maharashtra saw the commencement of ‘Thackeray Sarkar’ in the late November when the tug-of-war for power ended between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and ‘Maha Vikas Aaghadi’ (MVA) comprising of Shiv Sena-Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). The cunning move of the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, to form his government in the state along with NCP’s Ajit Pawar, was collapsed by the strategic move by the NCP chief Sharad Pawar. The battle for Maharashtra governance between BJP and MVA was finally won by the MVA. Shiv Sena chief, Uddhav Thackeray, who is also the son of legendary staunch Hindu brave heart, Balasaheb Thackeray was declared the leader of MVA. He assumed the chief minister position on Nov 28 along with six ministers, while announcing to expand his cabinet soon.

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All the eyes, across Maharashtra, were on the Television sets the whole day on Monday, December 30. That’s because on December 30, the ministers in the cabinet led by Chief Minister (CM) of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, have finally sworn in after a month long dispute over sharing the portfolios among all the three parties in the ‘Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi’ (MVA) ended.

The swearing in took place at around 1 pm in the Vidhan Bhavan (state legislature) premises where Maharashtra Governor, B S Koshyari, administered the oath taking ceremony of a total of 36 ministers. The list of 36 ministers includes the Deputy Chief Minister in the form of NCP’s Ajit Pawar, 25 Cabinet Ministers and 10 Ministers of State (MOS).

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Here are the names of the Ministers:

Deputy Chief Minister – Ajit Pawar, NCP

Cabinet Ministers
1. Ashok Chavan, Congress
2. Dilip Walse Patil, NCP
3. Dhananjay Munde, NCP
4. Vijay Waddetiwar, Congress
5. Anil Deshmukh, NCP
6. Hasan Mushrif, NCP
7. Varsha Gaikwad, Congress
8. Rajendra Shingane, NCP
9. Nawab Malik, NCP
10. Rajesh Tope, NCP
11. Sunil Kedar, Congress
12. Sanjay Rathod, Shiv Sena
13. Gulabrao Patil, Shiv Sena
14. Amit Deshmukh, Congress
15. Dada Bhuse, Shiv Sena
16. Jitendra Awhad, NCP
17. Sandippan Bhumre, Shiv Sena
18. Balasaheb Patil, NCP
19. Yashomati Thakur, Congress
20. Anil Parab, Shiv Sena
21. Uday Samant, Shiv Sena
22. KC Padvi, Congress
23. Shankar Rao Gadakh, Independent (Shiv Sena quota)
24. Aslam Shaikh, Congress
25. Aditya Thackeray, Shiv Sena
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Ministers of State (MoS)
1. Abdul Sattar, Shiv Sena
2. Satej Patil, Congress
3. Shambhuraj Desai, Shiv Sena
4. Bachchu Kadu, Independent (Shiv Sena quota)
5. Vishwajeet Kadam, Congress
6. Dattatray Bharne, NCP
7. Aditi Tatkare, NCP
8. Sanjay Bansode, NCP
9. Prajakt Tanpure, NCP
10. Rajendra Patil Yedravkar, Independent (Shiv Sena quota)

The State cabinet previously had six ministers, excluding the CM, in the form of Balasaheb Thorat and Nitin Raut of the Congress, Eknath Shinde and Subhash Desai of the Shiv Sena and Jayant Patil and Chhagan Bhujbal of the NCP. The ministers took oath along with Thackeray on November 28 itself.

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According to the reports, Maharashtra can have a maximum of 43 ministers in the council. The size of the council of ministers cannot exceed 15 per cent of the total number of Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) which counts to 288 in the state.

In November, Shiv Sena had joined hands with the Congress and NCP, after its alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) collapsed over the issue of sharing the chief ministerial post.

The three parties in the MVA alliance, had mutually agreed upon a power sharing formula wherein the Sena will keep 15 ministerial berths with it excluding the CM post, NCP will keep another 15 ministerial berths while Congress party will keep only 12 with it. The Shiv Sena has 56 MLAs, the NCP has 54 while the Congress party has 44 in the 288 member House.

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The Cabinet expansion comes 32 days after Uddhav Thackeray was sworn in as the CM of a coalition , MVA. This has got delayed to this extent, reportedly, as there was dispute between trio political parties over sharing of portfolios. However, the three have finally given their consensus over the sharing of portfolios. This has led to Monday’s cabinet expansion.