Maha Govt cabinet expansion after 41 days
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Mumbai,: Eighteen ministers were inducted in the two-member Maharashtra cabinet on Tuesday. The expansion was carried out after 41 days of Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis took oath. With the induction of nine ministers from Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena?s Shinde group, the functioning of the government is likely to move smoothly. The oath ceremony took place on Tuesday morning. Leader of Opposition Ajit Pawar, union Minister of State for Railways Raosaheb Danve, union Social Welfare Minister Ramdas Athawale, BJP National General Secretary Vinod Tawde were present.
The minsters inducted are ? Shinde Group ? Gulabrao Patil, Dada Bhuse, Sanjay Rathod, Sandipan Bhumre, Uday Samant, Tanaji Sawant, Abdul Sattar, Deepak Kesarkar and Shambhuraj Desai, all cabinet ministers. BJP ? Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, Sudhir Mungantiwar, Chandrakant Patil, Vijaykumar Gavit, Girish Mahajan, Suresh Khade, Ravindra Chavan, Atul Save and Mangalprabhat Lodha, all cabinet ministers.