Maharashtra cabinet expansion likely on 5th August

This comes more than a month after the 40 rebel MLAs of Shiv Sena led by Eknath Shinde defected to the BJP which led to the collapse of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA).

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The new Eknath Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis-led administration may have a cabinet expansion on the 5th of August.

If reports are believed, the new Shinde-led administration will have 15 ministers taking oath as cabinet ministers, including 8 MLAs from the BJP and 7 MLAs from Shinde’s faction of the Shiv Sena.

This expansion may take place in 2 or 3 rounds.

This comes more than a month after the 40 rebel MLAs of Shiv Sena led by Eknath Shinde defected to the BJP which led to the collapse of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA).

Sources in Delhi state that new faces in the BJP will get a chance to be ministers in the cabinet.

Here are the names of potential ministers from the BJP

  • Chandrakant Patil
  • Sudhir Mungantiwar
  • Girish Mahajan
  • Praveen Darekar
  • Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil
  • Ganesh Naik
  • Ravindra Chavan

Possible ministers from the Shinde faction of Shiv Sena

  • Dada Bhuse
  • Uday Samant
  • Gulabrao Patil
  • Shambhu Raje Desai
  • Sandipan Bhumre
  • Sanjay Shirsath
  • Abdul Sattar

Bacchu Kadu, an independent candidate could be made a minister.

Shinde and Fadnavis took oath as the Chief Minister and Deputy Chief Minister respectively 35 days back. They have been the only two members of the government and the cabinet.

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