IN PHOTOS: Maharashtra cabinet expansion to take place soon

Maharashtra minister and Shiv Sena leader Shambhuraj Desai on Tuesday said that the much awaited state cabinet expansion will take place before the state legislature's monsoon session or even before that. File Pics

Updated On: 2023-06-06 05:34 PM IST

Compiled by : Asif Ali Sayed

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis had on Monday said that the state cabinet will be expanded soon. File Pics

Talking to reporters, Shambhuraj Desai said that seat-sharing between the Shiv Sena, led by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the Lok Sabha polls due next year has not been finalised

Maharashtra has 48 Lok Sabha seats. In 2019, the Shiv Sena (then undivided) contested 23 seats and won 18

On August 9 last year, 18 ministers were inducted in the Shinde-Fadnavis government after it came to power in June, while as per rules the council of ministers in the state can have a maximum of 43 members

Shambhuraj Desai said that the chief minister and deputy chief minister have said the cabinet will be expanded soon. As a colleague of CM Eknath Shinde, we feel cabinet expansion will take place before the monsoon session or even before that

In June last year, a revolt led by Eknath Shinde against the Shiv Sena leadership resulted in a split in the party and collapse of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi government

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