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Maharashtra Cabinet Portfolios: Ajit Pawar Gets Finance, Ashok Chavan To Handle PWD Ministry, Say Sources

According To Sources, Aditya Thackeray Has Been Alloted The Tourism & Environment Department.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pawas Kumar | Updated on: 04 Jan 2020, 10:56:57 PM
CM Uddhav Thackeray will keep General Admin Department

CM Uddhav Thackeray will keep General Admin Department (Photo Credit: Twitter @Maha_governor)

New Delhi:

Days after the expansion of Uddhav Thackeray-led Maharashtra government, ministers have been alloted portfolios on Saturday. While a formal announcement is awaited, the sources said the three allies have arrived at a consensus over several core portfolios. According to the sources, the list has been sent to Governor BS Koshyari for his signature and an official announcement is expected after it.

According to sources, CM Uddhav Thackeray will keep General Admin Department and other portfolios not alloted to any other ministers. Senior Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde will take charge of Urban Development ministry, while Aditya Thackeray has been alloted the Tourism & Environment department.

According to sources, Deputy Chief Minister and senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar has been allocated the finance ministry. NCP's Anil Deshmukh and Dilip Walse Patil have been alloted the Ministry of Home Affairs and Exise, respectively. Jayant Patil will take charge of the irrigation ministry. Chhagan Bhujbal has been given the Food & Civil Supplies ministry.

Former Congress chief minister Ashok Chavan has been allocated the PWD ministry. Balasaheb Thorat will take charge of the Revenue ministry.

Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari had administered oath to 14 ministers from the NCP, 10 from the Congress and 12 from the Shiv Sena at Vidhan Bhavan (state legislature) premises in south Mumbai on December 30 last year. Earlier, six ministers have taken oath with CM Uddhav Thackeray.

Here's the list of ministers and portfolios (according to sources):

NCP Ajit Pawar Finance
NCP Jayant Patil Water resources (irrigation)
NCP Anil Deshmukh Home
NCP Chhagan Bhujbal Food and civil supplies
NCP Dilip Walse-Patil Excise and labour
NCP Jitendra Awhad Housing
NCP Rajesh Tope Health
NCP Rajendra Shingne Food and drugs administration
NCP Dhananjay Munde Social justice
Congress Balasaheb Thorat Revenue
Congress Ashok Chavan Public Works Department (PWD)
Congress Nitin Raut Energy
Congress Varsha Gaikwad School education
Congress Yashomati Thakur Women and child welfare
Congress KC Padvi Tribal development
Congress Sunil Kedar Dairy development
Congress Vijay Vadettiwar OBC welfare
Congress Aslam Shaikh Textiles, ports
Congress Amit Deshmukh health education and culture
Shiv Sena Eknath Shinde Urban development
Shiv Sena Subhash Desai Industries
Shiv Sena Sanjay Rathod Forest
Shiv Sena Dadaji Bhuse Agriculture
Shiv Sena Uday Samant Higher and technical education
Shiv Sena Anil Parab Transport and parliamentary affairs
Shiv Sena Sandipanrao Bhumre EGS
Shiv Sena Shankarrao Gadakh Water conservation
Shiv Sena Gulrabrao Patil Water supply

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First Published : 04 Jan 2020, 10:51:48 PM