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Maharashtra cabinet expansion: List of newly inducted ministers

35 MLAs were inducted in Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra on Monday. Ajit Pawar has been once again made deputy chief minister while Aaditya Thackeray also took as minister for the first time.

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New Delhi Updated on: December 30, 2019 15:52 IST
NCP's Ajit Pawar and Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray 
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NCP's Ajit Pawar and Shiv Sena's Aaditya Thackeray 

The Maha Vikas Aghadi government in Maharashtra under the leadership of chief minister Uddhav Thackeray underwent a massive cabinet expansion as a total of 35 ministers including Aaditya Thackeray, 25 as Cabinet and 10 as Minister of State (MoS) took the oath of office on Monday.

Aaditya Thackeray has been made a Cabinet minister along with other Maha Vikas Aghadi heavyweights like former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, ex-Leader of Opposition in Council Dhananjay Munde, ex-Speaker Dilip Walse-Patil, and NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik.

List of newly inducted ministers in Maharashtra government's cabinet expansion

  • Ashok Chavan - Congress  
  • Dhananjay Munde - NCP
  • Aditi Tatkare (MoS) - NCP
  • Dilip Walse-Patil - NCP
  • Varsha Gaikwad - Congress
  • Yashomati Thakur- Congress 
  • Abdul Sattar Nabi (MoS) - Shiv Sena
  • Nawab Malik - NCP
  • Hasan Mushrif - NCP
  • Aslam Shaikh (all Cabinet rank) - Congress
  • Anil Parab - Shiv Sena
  • Vijay Wadettiwar - Congress
  • Jitendra Awhad - NCP
  • Anil Deshmukh - NCP
  • Amit Vilasrao Deshmukh - Congress 
  • Rajesh Tope - NCP
  • MoS Satej Patil - Congress
  • Bachu Kadu - Independent
  • Vishwajeet Kadam

The new ministers were sworn-in by Governor BS Koshyari at the Maharashtra Legislature Complex, Nariman Point. Since six ministers took the oath on November 28 along with Thackeray, today's expansion has taken the strength of his ministry to 41, plus the Chief Minister.

The Shiv Sena last month joined hands with the Congress and NCP, its traditional adversaries, after its alliance with the BJP collapsed over the issue of sharing the chief ministerial post.

As per the power-sharing formula decided by the three MVA allies, the Sena will get 15 ministerial berths, excluding the CM's post, the NCP will also get 15 and the Congress 12.

The Shiv Sena has 56 MLAs, the NCP-54 and the Congress-44 in the 288-member House.

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