Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Tuesday expanded his two-member ministry, 41 days after taking oath because the CM.
Eighteen legislators, together with state BJP president Chandrakant Patil, had been sworn in as cupboard ministers at Raj Bhavan in south Mumbai.
The checklist would not embrace a lady.
The power of Maharashtra ministry has now gone as much as 20, lower than half the utmost allowed power of 43.
Governor B S Koshyari administered the oath of workplace to the ministers. The occasion, scheduled to start at 11 am was delayed by quarter-hour.
On June 30, Shinde was sworn in because the chief minister and Devendra Fadnavis took oath as deputy CM.
Those that took oath as ministers on Tuesday embrace 9 every from the Shinde group and the BJP.
The brand new BJP ministers are Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, Sudhir Mungantiwar, Chandrakant Patil, Vijaykumar Gavit, Girish Mahajan, Suresh Khade, Ravindra Chavan, Atul Save and Mangalprabhat Lodha.
From the Shinde group, Gulabrao Patil, Dada Bhuse, Sanjay Rathod, Sandipan Bhumre, Uday Samant, Tanaji Sawant, Abdul Sattar, Deepak Kesarkar and Shambhuraj Desai had been sworn in as ministers.
No minister of state was sworn in at this time. There might be one other ministry growth later, an aide of Shinde mentioned.
Whereas BJP has inducted Lodha, who hails from Mumbai, the Shinde group hasn’t included any legislator from the monetary capital, the place municipal company elections are slated later this yr.