Maha Cabinet portfolios announced

RSTV Bureau

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today allocated portfolios to his ten-member council of ministers while keeping the Home, Urban Development, Housing and Health departments with himself.

As per the information provided by the CMO, the portfolios not specifically allocated to any minister will be with the Chief Minister.

Senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse has been given revenue, minority’s development and wakf, agriculture, animal husbandry, dairy development and fisheries, and state excise.

Former state BJP president Sudhir Mungantiwar has been given finance and planning, and forest departments.

Vinod Tawde will hold charge of school education and sports, higher and technical education, medical education, Marathi Bhasha and cultural affairs.

Prakash Mehta, the MLA from Ghatkopar East seat in Mumbai, has been given industries and mining, and parliamentary affairs.

Chandrakant Patil, an MLC, has been given co-operation, marketing and textiles. He will also handle the public works (including public undertakings) department.

Pankaja Munde, who was made the state BJP core committee member after the death of her father Gopinath Munde, will be in-charge of rural development and water conservation, and women and child development.

Vishnu Savara, the MLA from Vikramgadh seat in Palghar district, will be in-charge of tribal development, social justice and special assistance.

Minister of State Dilip Kamble has been allotted tribal development, social justice and special assistance departments.

Besides, Vidya Thakur will be MoS for rural development and water conservation, and women and child development departments.

Fadnavis to seek trust vote on Nov 12

A three-day session of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly will be held from November 10 in which the Devendra Fadnavis-led government will seek a vote of confidence.

The trust vote will be sought on November 12 after all the newly elected MLAs take oath. The protem Speaker will be elected on November 10, according to sources in the Chief Minister’s office.