The expansion of the cabinet in the government of Eknath Shinde in Maharashtra is likely on August 5. The cabinet of Eknath Shinde, who changed power in Maharashtra, is taking shape for the first time. Eknath Shinde, Cabinet Expansion is going to happen on Friday.
After much deliberation, a decision has been taken on the distribution of ministers between the Shinde faction of BJP and Shiv Sena. In this, eight ministers from the Bharatiya Janata Party and seven from the Eknath Shinde faction will take charge.
According to the news received, along with the cabinet, there has been talk of both the parties on the division of departments. Under this new formula, BJP can keep big portfolios like Home, Finance and Revenue with itself, while Urban Development and Road Construction can be given to the Shinde faction of Shiv Sena. Shiv Sena's Deepak Keskar had also said that everything is final regarding the cabinet. New ministers can be sworn in anytime this week.
On the other hand, according to the information received from the sources, only some senior MLAs can take oath in Maharashtra at the moment. At present, 7-7 MLAs of BJP and Shinde faction can take oath of ministers. On the other hand, Chandrakant Patil, Sudhir Mungantiwar, Girish Mahajan, Praveen Darekar, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, Ganesh Naik and Ravindra Chavan may take oath as ministers from the BJP camp tomorrow. So there, Dada Bhuse, Uday Samant, Gulabrao Patil, Shambhu Raje Desai, Sandipan Bhumre, Sanjay Shirsath, Abdul Sattar and Bachchu Kadu (Independent) from the Shinde camp can take oath of the ministerial this time.
Shinde's government has also been the target of the opposition for not expanding the cabinet after the formation of the government. The NCP and Congress have repeatedly targeted the Shinde government for not expanding the cabinet. The formula prepared by Shinde faction for cabinet expansion is going to prove to be effective. According to sources, in this formula it is mentioned that which party will get how many ministerial posts. BJP has to decide on this formula.