Before August 15, according to a rebel Shiv Sena leader, Maharashtra would expand its cabinet.
An important figure in the rebel Shiv Sena party claimed on Friday that the eagerly anticipated cabinet enlargement in Maharashtra, where a new administration assumed office more than a month ago, will occur before August 15. On June 30, BJP chief minister Eknath Shinde and his deputy Devendra Fadnavis took the oath of office, making them the only members of the state cabinet at the moment.
Former minister and rebel Shiv Sena legislator Uday Samant told reporters here that the Shinde-led cabinet will be expanded before August 15. On July 4, Guardian ministers would raise the tricolor in their various districts, according to Samant, a spokesman for Shinde's breakaway Sena faction.
To oversee each district's development plans and associated matters, guardian ministers are selected. Members of the Council of Ministers are given additional duty in this regard. The opposition Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) criticized the Shinde administration for delaying cabinet expansion and questioned whether it was not an auspicious time (a "mahurat") to start the process.
The BJP and Shinde group leaders both reaffirmed their commitment to completing the cabinet expansion "soon," but as of now, nothing has taken place, according to the Sharad Pawar-led party. Mahesh Tapas, a spokesman for the state NCP, claimed that the expansion of the cabinet has been declared more than 20 times and will take place "soon."
He said, "We want quick support for farmers who have lost crops due to the recent torrential rains and floods."tricolorcriticized