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Fadnavis expands ministry as Uddhav skips ceremony

Contrasting to the Union Cabinet reshuffle, Fadnavis included two legislators from the bickering ally

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Publish Date: Jul 8 2016 11:39AM | Updated Date: Jul 8 2016 12:32PM

Fadnavis expands ministry as Uddhav skips ceremony

 Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expanded his council of ministers on Friday.

 
He inducted 11 ministers, including 10 new faces, in the expansion which left Shiv Sena miffed as it was denied a Cabinet berth.
 
Contrasting to the Union Cabinet reshuffle, where Shiv Sena was ignored, Fadnavis included two legislators from the bickering ally as Ministers of State. 
 
Shiv Sena e chief Uddhav Thackeray was conspicuous by his absence at the swearing-in ceremony held at Raj Bhawan in Mumbai.
 
Six MLAs were sworn-in as cabinet ministers, including Ram Shinde who was elevated to the rank. He was earlier Minister of State for Home (rural).
 
Sena MLAs Arjun Khotkar, from Jalna in Marathwada region, and Gulabrao Patil, from were inducted in the ministry as junior ministers.
 
BJP's pre-poll alliance partners Swabhimani Party and Rashtriya Samaj Party (RSP) also found berth with the swearing-in of Sadabhau Khot and Mahadev Jankar, respectively.
 
The BJP legislators sworn-in as cabinet ministers are Pandurang Fundkar, Dondaicha (Dhule) MLA Jaykumar Rawal, Sambhaji Patil Nilangekar from Nilanga and Solapur MLA Subhash Deshmukh.
 
BJP legislators Ravindra Chavan and Madan Yerawar were sworn in as Ministers of State.