Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Saturday stated the Cabinet expansion will happen after the annual puja of Lord Vitthal on the event of Ashadhi Ekadashi to be held on Sunday. He didn’t disclose additional particulars however stated that the oath-taking ceremony of his Cabinet ministers shall be accomplished earlier than the Monsoon Session begins.
Currently, Shinde and his deputy Devendra Fadnavis are on a go to to Delhi. The duo met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday and BJP chief JP Nadda right this moment. They are additionally scheduled to satisfy Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Reportedly, these conferences are being held to debate the Cabinet expansion and the components for dividing Cabinet berths between the BJP and the Shinde camp.
Speaking at a press convention, Shinde stated the Shiv Sena-BJP authorities ought to have been fashioned 2.5 years in the past. “Our responsibility has increased. 5 years (the Devendra Fadnavis govt) did a very good job. The work done for the benefit of the farmers and the people was stopped in the middle period. Now, we will take it forward again,” he stated.
The Chief Minister additionally spoke in regards to the OBC reservation and stated he has held discussions concerning the identical. Following the footsteps of the Maha Vikas Aghadi, he stated that his authorities won’t maintain elections with out OBC reservation. He added that he’ll focus on with the Election Commission about not holding Nagar Panchayat elections through the wet season.
Targetting the Uddhav Thackeray-led faction, Shinde stated an try is being made to mislead individuals. “But the people of Mumbai and Maharashtra are wise. They know everything. We will continue our work. No matter what anyone says, it will not affect us,” he added.