The growth of the Uddhav Thackeray-led council of ministers in Maharashtra is anticipated to take region before Christmas, in step with a senior Congress chief. “Expansion of the council of ministers is expected on December 23 or 24. Portfolio allocation has been done. Some departments would possibly get swapped some of the three parties,” a senior Congress leader said on Friday.
Uddhav Thackeray changed into sworn in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra on November 28 at the side of six ministers – two each from alliance companions the Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress. Portfolios in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, as it’s miles called, were allocated on December 12. Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde has been given the price of home, urban development and other departments, at the same time as party veteran Subhash Desai has been given a number of portfolios, which includes agriculture, industries, better and technical education.
NCP chief Jayant Patil has been allocated finance and planning, housing and others, even as another birthday celebration chief Chhagan Bhujbal has been given the rate of food, civil substances and patron protection, and minority welfare departments. The Congress’s Balasaheb Thorat has been given revenue, energy, medical education, school education and different portfolios, whilst the birthday party’s any other leader Nitin Raut has been allocated PWD, tribal welfare, ladies and baby welfare, and other departments.
The winter consultation of the state legislature, that’s underway in Nagpur, will cease on Saturday. Mr Thackeray held talks with NCP chief Sharad Pawar and Congress preferred secretary Mallikarjun Kharge in Nagpur on Thursday over the growth of the council of ministers. Maharashtra may have forty three ministers, including the leader minister, because the length of the council of ministers have to be 15 per cent of the energy of the assembly, which has 288 members.
A Congress chief said that a decision will be taken whether or not to induct former leader ministers Ashok Chavan and Prithviraj Chavan inside the Mr Thackeray-led council of ministers or handiest one in all them. “Ashok Chavan has served as cabinet minister inside the kingdom before turning into the leader minister. He has enjoy within the kingdom administration, not like Prithviraj Chavan who changed into an MoS (Minister of State) inside the union cupboard earlier than becoming leader minister,” the chief stated.