Maha Portfolios | NCP Gets Lion-share With Home, Irrigation; Sena - Urban Dvpt Say Sources

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Amid the highly awaited Maharashtra portfolio allocation announcement, sources on Saturday have reported that the Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar will get Home

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:
Maharashtra

Amid the highly awaited Maharashtra portfolio allocation announcement, sources on Saturday have reported that the Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar will retain the Home Ministry while NCP will get plum portfolios like Irrigation, Housing, and Excise. Sources further report that Shiv Sena minister Eknath Shinde will lead the Urban Development and Congress legislative party leader Balasaheb Thorat will get the Revenue department. Moreover, former CM Ashok Chavan has reportedly been allocated the Public Works Department.

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Here are the list of portfolios

NCP

  • Ajit Pawar: Home Affairs
  • Jayant Patil: Irrigation 
  • Chhagan Bhujbal: Food and Civil supplies 
  • Dilip Walse-Patil: Excise and labour 
  • Dhananjay Munde: Social justice
  • Jitendra Awhad: Housing
  • Rajesh Tope: Health
  • Rajendra Shingne: Food and Drugs Administration 

Shiv Sena

  • Eknath Shinde:  Urban development

Congress

  • Balasaheb Thorat:  Revenue department
  • Ashok Chavan: Public Works department 
  • Nitin Raut: Energy
  • Varsha Gaikwad: School education, 
  • Yashomati Thakur: Women and Child welfare 
  • KC Padvi: Tribal development
  • Sunil Kedar: Dairy development
  • Vijay Wadettiwar: OBC welfare
  • Aslam Shaikh: Textiles & ports
  • Amit Deshmukh - Health education and culture

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Earlier in the day, Shiv Sena Minister Abdul Sattar resigned as the minister of state, citing cabinet tussle. He has since then come out and clarified that he will speak to CM Thackeray and then announce his decision later. Several leaders have speculated that the delay in portfolio announcement was due to the creation of several new portfolios like  Chief Minister's Office (CMO) - which is touted to be headed by Aaditya Thackeray and Metro Works.

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Maharashtra Cabinet Expansion

On December 31, during the cabinet expansion oath ceremony, Ajit Pawar once again took oath as Deputy CM after his three-day stint in November with the short-lived Fadnavis government. Shiv Sena's 13 ministers (10 - cabinet, 3 - MoS), NCP's 13 ministers (10 - cabinet, 3 - MoS) and Congress' 10 ministers (8 - cabinet, 2 - MoS) took oath on Monday at 12 PM in the Maharashtra Vidhan Sabha. Uddhav Thackeray was sworn in as the chief minister of Maharashtra on November 28 along with six ministers — two each from alliance partners the Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress.

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