Maharashtra Cabinet portfolios announced: Dy CM Ajit Pawar gets finance, Aaditya Thackeray allotted tourism and environment ministry
The Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government has finally cleared its final list of portfolios in the Maha Vikas Aghadi government, amid criticism from the opposition BJP for the delay in the allocation since coming to power over a month ago
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar has got the finance and planning department while his party colleague Anil Deshmukh is the new Home Minister of the state
NCP’s Ajit Pawar, who is the deputy chief minister of the state, has been allocated the finance portfolio, while Shiv Sena’s Eknath Shinde has been given urban fevelopment
Aditya Thackeray, who has criticised the Mumbai Metro authorities for felling trees in Aarey Colony, has been allocated the tourism and environment portfolio
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar has got the finance and planning department while his party colleague Anil Deshmukh is the new Home Minister of the state, PTI reported.
First-time Shiv Sena MLA Aaditya Thackeray, who is the son of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, has been given charge of the environment, tourism and protocol departments. He has been a critic of the Mumbai Metro authorities for felling trees in Aarey Colony.
Senior Congress leader Balasaheb Thorat has got the revenue ministry, a day after the Maha Vikas Aghadi government submitted its list of portfolios to Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari. With this allocation of portfolios, the Sharad Pawar-led NCP has got most of the 'plum' ministries.
#Maharashtra : Governor @BSKoshyari has approved the allocation of portfolios as proposed by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
The portfolios of Cabinet Ministers and Minister of States is as follows: pic.twitter.com/oeo4Om81i1
— CMO Maharashtra (@CMOMaharashtra) January 5, 2020
Shiv Sena’s Eknath Shinde has been given urban development, and former chief minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan has been allocated Public Works Department (PWD).
Jayant Patil from NCP has been allocated the irrigation department, Chhagan Bhujbal food and civil supplies, Dilip Walse Patil excise and Dhananjay Munde has been handed the social justice portfolio.
The portfolio allocation comes five days after Uddhav Thackeray expanded his Cabinet by inducting 36 ministers, taking his cabinet to 43 —33 Cabinet and 10 states. With 44 MLAs, the Congress has got 12 ministerial berths, while Sena, with 56 MLAs, has 15 and NCP, with 54 MLAs, has 16.
Here’s the full list of Cabinet ministers with allocated portfolios:
|Shiv Sena||Uddhav Thackeray||General Administration Department, Law and Judiciary|
|NCP||Ajit Pawar||Finance, Planning|
|NCP||Jayant Patil||Water resources (Irrigation)|
|Shiv Sena||Eknath Shinde||Urban development|
|Congress||Ashok Chavan||Public Works Department (PWD)|
|NCP||Chhagan Bhujbal||Food and civil supplies|
|NCP||Rajendra Shingane||Food and drugs administration|
|NCP||Dilip Walse Pati||Labour|
|NCP||Rajesh Tope||Public Health|
|NCP||Hasan Mushrif||Rural Development|
|NCP||Dhananjay Munde||Social justice|
|Congress||Varsha Gaikwad||School education|
|Congress||Yashomati Thakur||Women and child welfare|
|Congress||KC Padvi||Tribal Development|
|Congress||Sunil Kedar||Dairy development|
|Congress||Vijay Wadettiwar||OBC welfare|
|Congress||Aslam Shaikh||Textiles, ports|
|Congress||Varsha Gaikwad||School Education|
|Congress||Balasaheb Patil||Cooperation, Marketing|
|Congress||Amit Deshmukh||Medical Education|
|Shiv Sena||Subhash Desai||Industries|
|Shiv Sena||Sanjay Rathod||Forest, Relief and Rehabilitation|
|Shiv Sena||Dada Bhuse||Agriculture|
|Shiv Sena||Uday Samant||Higher and technical education|
|Shiv Sena||Anil Parab||Transport and Parliamentary Affairs|
|Shiv Sena||Sandipanrao Bhumre||Employment Guarantee Scheme|
|Shiv Sena||Shankarrao Gadakh||Water conservation|
|Shiv Sena||Gulab Raghunath Patil||Water Supply and Sanitation|
Here’s the full list of Ministers of State with allocated portfolios:
|NCP||Aditi Tatkare||Industry, Tourism|
|NCP||Prajakt Tanpure||Urban Development|
|Independent||Rajendra Yadravkar||Public Health|
|Congress||Vishwajit Kadam||Cooperation, Agriculture|
|Independent||Omprakash Babarao Kadu||Water Resources Department, School Education|
|Shiv Sena||Shambhuraj Desai||Home (Rural), Finance|
|Congress||Satej Patil||Home (Urban), Transport|
|Shiv Sena||Abdul Sattar||Revenue, Rural Development|
Among Ministers of State (MoS) from the NCP, Dattatray Bharne has got PWD, forest, animal husbandry and GAD, Sanjay Bansode- environment, drinking water and sanitation, Prajakt Tanpure- urban development, power, tribal development, and Aditi Tatkare- industries, tourism, horticulture and sports.
Shiv Sena's MoS Shambhuraj Desai got Home-rural, finance and planning, and Excise, while Abdul Sattar got revenue, rural development, port and salt land development. Among the Congress' MoS, Vishwajeet Kadam got cooperation and agriculture departments, while Satej Patil got Home-urban, transport, IT and ex-servicemen welfare. Besides, MoS Rajendra Yadravkar (Independent MLA) has got medical education, public health and family welfare, while Bachchu Kadu (also Independent legislator) got water resources department, school education and OBC welfare.
With inputs from PTI
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