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Maharashtra government formation: Ministry allocation next week; NCP to get Home, Finance

India Blooms 2019-12-01 20:14:15

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Mumbai/UNI: Allocation of portfolios of Ministers in the Cabinet of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray are expected next week. Sources said the Nationalist Congress Party may get key ministries of Home and Finance.

Sources said that Sena will have 16 Ministers, including the CM, while the NCP will get 15 ministries and the Congress 12.

They said that important portfolios have been mostly finalised among the three alliance partners- Shiv Sena, NCP and the Congress- and those will be announced in the coming week.

Sena is likely to get the Urban Development, Housing, Irrigation and Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation (MSRDC), while NCP is likely to get Home, Finance, Planning, Power and Forest & Environment.

Congress will hold the Revenue, PWD and Excise portfolios.

Earlier this morning, Congress MLA Nana Patole was elected unopposed as the new Speaker.

Former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis was appointed as the Leader of the Opposition.