Maharashtra Govt Declares Portfolios, Sena Gets Home
Weeks after Uddhav Thackeray took oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, the Maha Vikas Aghadi, an alliance of Shiv Sena, NCP, and Congress, has finally allocated its Cabinet portfolios with Sena keeping Home, Congress getting Revenue and Finance and Planning going to NCP.
Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde has been allocated the charge for Home, Urban Development, Environment, PWD, Tourism and Parliamentary works. His party colleague in the Cabinet, Subhash Desai has been given the portfolio of Industry, Higher and Technical Education, Sports and Youth, and Employment.
On the other hand, Maharashtra Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat will look after the Revenue, School Education, Animal Husbandry and Fisheries in the Maharashtra Cabinet. Besides him, party leader Nitin Raut has been given the charge of PWD Tribal development, OBC Development, Women and Child Development and Relief and Rehabilitation.
Meanwhile, Nationalist Congress Party’s Chhagan Bhujbal has been allocated the charge of Rural Development, Social Justice, Water Resources and State Excise. Also, NCP’s Jayant Patil will look after Finance and Planning, Housing, Food Supply and Labour.
The six leaders — two each from Congress, Shiv Sena, and NCP — took oath as ministers in Maharashtra’s alliance government on November 28. They were administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at Shivaji Park in Mumbai.