Last update: August 05, 2022, 21:27 IST
A key member of the rebel Shiv Sena camp said on Friday that the Cabinet reshuffle in Maharashtra, where a new government took over more than a month ago, will take place before August 15. Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and his BJP deputy Devendra Fadnavis were sworn in on June 30 and are currently the only members of the state cabinet.
Speaking to reporters here, rebel Shiv Sena legislator and former minister Uday Sumant said the expansion of the Shinde-led cabinet would be done before August 15. Shinde-led Shiv Sena rebel faction spokesman Sumant said the caretaker ministers would hoist the tricolor. in their respective districts on Independence Day.
Guardian Ministers are appointed to look after the development projects and related affairs of each district. This is an additional responsibility given to the members of the Council of Ministers. Meanwhile, the opposition Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) hit out at the Shinde government for delaying the cabinet expansion and asked if it is not getting ‘nod’ to start the exercise.
The Sharad Pawar-led party said leaders from both the Shinde group and the BJP have repeatedly said that the cabinet expansion would be done “soon”, but nothing has happened so far. State NCP spokesperson Mahesh Tapse said it has been announced more than 20 times that the cabinet expansion will be done “soon”.
“We call for immediate assistance to farmers who have suffered crop losses due to recent heavy rains and floods,” he said.
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