Maharashtra Politics: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said on Saturday that the work of the state government has not been affected in any way due to the delay in the expansion of the council of ministers and more ministers will be inducted soon. . Shinde made this remark in response to questions regarding the delay in the expansion of the Maharashtra Council of Ministers after the change of power in the state on June 30. Uddhav Thackeray resigned from the post of Chief Minister due to rebellion in Shiv Sena, after which Shinde took over as Chief Minister on June 30.
BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister. “The functioning of the government has not been affected in any way,” Shinde told reporters here. The decision making process has not been affected. Me and the Deputy Chief Minister are taking the decisions and there has been no impact on the functioning of the government. The Chief Minister is in the national capital on Saturday evening to attend the meeting of the National Committee on Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Governing Council of NITI Aayog on Sunday.
Cabinet expansion may happen before August 15
Shinde said, ‘This visit to Delhi is not related to the expansion of the Council of Ministers at all.’ Samant, spokesperson of Shinde-led Shiv Sena’s rebel camp, said the ministers in charge would unfurl the tricolor in their respective districts on Independence Day. In-charge ministers are appointed for the development plans and related matters of each district. This is an additional responsibility, which is given to the members of the Council of Ministers.
NCP targets Shinde government
Maharashtra’s opposition Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) hit out at the Shinde-led government over the delay in cabinet expansion and asked if it was not getting the right time for this exercise. The Sharad Pawar-led party said that leaders of both the Shinde camp and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have repeatedly said that the cabinet will be expanded soon, but nothing has happened so far. .
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