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Fadnavis set to take oath as Maharashtra CM. Who else will be there in the new Cabinet?

A day after Uddhav Thackeray resigned as the CM of Maharashtra, sources said BJP leader and former CM Devendra Fadnavis will replace him on Friday, July 1. Eknath Shinde, who led the Shiv Sena rebellion, is likely to take charge as Fadnavis’s deputy in the new government.

Former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis; Sena rebellion leader Eknath Shinde

A day after Uddhav Thackeray resigned as the CM of Maharashtra, sources said BJP leader and former CM Devendra Fadnavis will replace him on Friday, July 1. Eknath Shinde, who led the Shiv Sena rebellion, is likely to take charge as Fadnavis’s deputy in the new government.

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Here’s what’s expected next in the Maharashtra political arena:

  • The BJP, with the support of Independent MLAs and the Shinde faction, will stake claim to form the government.
  • After that, the CM and the Deputy CM will take oath.
  • Then the Speaker’s election will be held.
  • The Shinde faction is likely to be recognised as the Shiv Sena legislative party.
  • The next step would be to elect their whip in the assembly.
  • The Governor will grant them time to hold a vote of confidence.
  • Finally, the Cabinet expansion will take place.
  • The entire process of government formation is likely to be completed by July 11.

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After Uddhav Thackeray’s resignation from the Chief Minister’s post on Wednesday, speculations have been rife about who could be included in Team Devendra Fadnavis after the formation of the new government. Here are the probable names which could be considered in the new Cabinet and council of ministries in the BJP-led government.

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FROM TEAM FADNAVIS

  • Devendra Fadnavis (Chief Minister)
  • Chandrakant Patil
  • Sudhir Mungantiwar
  • Girish Mahajan
  • Ashish Shelar
  • Praveen Darekar
  • Chandrasekhar Bavankule
  • Vijaykumar Deshmukh or Subhash Deshmukh
  • Ganesh Naik
  • Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil
  • Sambhaji Patil Nilangekar
  • Mangal Prabhat Lodha
  • Sanjay Kute
  • Ravindra Chavan
  • Dr. Ashok Uike
  • Suresh Khade
  • Jayakumar Rawal
  • Atul Save
  • Devyani Farande
  • Randhir Savarkar
  • Madhuri Misal

MINISTERS OF STATE

  • Prasad Lad
  • Jayakumar Gore
  • Prashant Thakur
  • Madan Yerawar
  • Mahesh Landage or Rahul Kul
  • Nilay Naik
  • Gopichand Padalkar
  • Bunty Bangadia

FROM TEAM SHINDE

  • Eknath Shinde (Deputy Chief Minister)
  • Gulabrao Patil
  • Uday Samant
  • Dada Bhuse
  • Abdul Sattar
  • Sanjay Rathod
  • Shambhuraj Desai
  • Bacchu Kadu
  • Tanaji Sawant

MINISTERS OF STATE

  • Deepak Kesarkar
  • Sandipan Bhumre
  • Sanjay Shirsat
  • Bharat Gogavale


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