Ajit Pawar takes oath as Deputy CM of Maharashtra

The 48-hours deputy chief minister of  Maharashtra, Ajit Pawar, has made a dramatic come back on Monday as the Maharashtra cabinet is set for expansion.

Mumbai: The 48-hours deputy chief minister of  Maharashtra, Ajit Pawar, has made a dramatic come back on Monday as the Maharashtra cabinet is set for expansion.

Pawar took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra today.

The NCP leader, had joined hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in an overnight coup to become Maharashtra CM for just 2-days, which created a political uproar in the state and across the country.

Recently, when Sharad Pawar was asked if Ajit Pawar would become deputy CM in the Shiv Sena-Congress-NCP government, the NCP head refused to make any clarification.

It is to be mentioned that the Uddhav Thackeray-led cabinet has six ministers besides the chief minister and if rumours are to be believed Aaditya Thackeray, first from his family to taste electoral success, is likely to join the cabinet. Aaditya will be given environment or higher education ministry.

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Meanwhile, the Congress party too came out with its list of ministers who will take oath on Dec 30. The list includes Ashok Chavan, Varsha Eknath Gaikwad and Amit Vilasrao Deshmukh among others.

The list of Congress Ministers

Eknath Shinde and Subhash Desai of the Shiv Sena, Thorat and Nitin Raut of the Congress and Jayant Patil and Chhagan Bhujbal of the NCP took oath along with Thackeray on November 28.

As per the power-sharing formula agreed on by the three parties (Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP), where the Shiv Sena would have 16 ministers (apart from chief minister), NCP 14 and 12 ministers from Congress.

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