After the induction of 18 ministers into his cabinet, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde has finally distributed portfolios, with the Bharatiya Janata Party getting several key ministries, including the Home and Finance that will be handled by Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis. Shinde kept Urban Development and 11 other ministries with himself, reported PTI .
Shinde, whose rebellion against the Shiv Sena leadership had led to the collapse of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, had taken oath as the chief minister on June 30 with the support of the BJP.
In addition to Home and Finance and Planning, Fadnavis will also handle Law and Judiciary, Water Resources, Housing, Energy and Protocol portfolios.
Another important portfolio — the Revenue Department — has been given to BJP leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, who had quit the Congress a few months before the 2019 Assembly elections to join the saffron party.