The possible expansion of the Maharashtra cabinet today has been postponed. It is reported from the sources that after the decision of the Supreme Court, the cabinet will be expanded. Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis has met the big leaders of BJP in Delhi today regarding the cabinet expansion.
It has been postponed till the hearing in the Supreme Court on Monday. The state government is currently in a wait-and-watch situation (a situation when another decision is awaited to take a decision.) According to the information received, the cabinet expansion has not yet got the green signal from the BJP.
It is known that after a massive political upheaval in Maharashtra, the formation of the Chief Minister Eknath Shinde-led government, which came to power on Saturday, completed a month, but it's cabinet is yet to be expanded. The new government was formed in the state 10 days after several MLAs led by Shinde revolted against the Shiv Sena leadership.
Expansion of the cabinet has also become necessary because for a month, only the CM and Deputy CM are running the government of the country's second largest state like Maharashtra. From floods, rains to all kinds of basic problems, the state has to face, but due to lack of ministers, the files are stuck.
The real reason for the delay in cabinet expansion was the ongoing hearing in the Supreme Court. Uddhav and Shinde factions are face to face regarding the claim on Shiv Sena, about which the matter is going on in the Supreme Court. After two days of hearing, the court can now give its decision on Monday.