NCP says portfolio allocation 'taking time' as Maha govt mulling creating new departments, decision likely Monday

NCP said the allocation of portfolios to ministers is taking time as the Uddhav Thackeray-led government is mulling the creation of some new departments

Press Trust of India January 04, 2020 15:42:21 IST
NCP says portfolio allocation 'taking time' as Maha govt mulling creating new departments, decision likely Monday
  • NCP said the allocation of portfolios to ministers is taking time as the Uddhav Thackeray-led government is mulling the creation of some new departments

  • NCP chief spokesperson and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik made this comment in the wake of reports, which claimed that differences among the three ruling parties over sharing of portfolios are causing the delay in the allocation

  • Malik said portfolios are likely to be allocated on Monday

Mumbai: The NCP, which is sharing power with the Shiv Sena and Congress in Maharashtra, on Saturday said the allocation of portfolios to ministers is taking time as the Uddhav Thackeray-led government is mulling the creation of some new departments.

NCP chief spokesperson and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik made this comment in the wake of reports, which claimed that differences among the three ruling parties over sharing of portfolios are causing the delay in the allocation. Malik said portfolios are likely to be allocated on Monday.

"The government is mulling the creation of new portfolios. So, it is taking some time, nothing else," the NCP leader said, dismissing the media reports. "The allocation should be done by Monday," he told PTI over the phone.

Although Malik did not specify the details, sources said that the government may have new ministers for the Chief Minister's Office, commerce, metro and others. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and six of his council members two each from the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, had taken oath on 28 November.

The first cabinet expansion took place on 30 December. The full-fledged allocation of portfolios, however, is yet to be done.

Sources said the Congress, which has been seeking two additional berths in the government, submitted its list of ministers with the departments allocated to them to the chief minister on Friday. According to the earlier portfolio-sharing arrangement, the three parties had decided that the Congress is to get 12 ministries in the 43-member council of ministers.

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