Pune: Maharashtra’s government of Eknas Sinde Devendra Fadnabis cannot expand his cabinet until it receives a “green signal” from Delhi, simple math, Maharashtra opposition leader Ajit Pawar said on Saturday.
He said more than 35 days had passed since Shinde and Fadnabis were sworn in as prime minister and deputy prime minister respectively, but the cabinet had not yet been formed.
“With law and order, heavy rains and farmer problems piling up, we have always demanded that the CM expand the cabinet and appoint a provincial minister,” said the leader of the National Congress Party (NCP) in Pune. told reporters.
The former deputy prime minister said the administration would not be streamlined unless a functioning cabinet meeting was set up.
Pawar said he would meet with the governor, CM and deputy CM and ask them to expand the cabinet and convene the state legislative session.
“This is a simple calculation. It must be understood that the Maharashtra cabinet cannot be expanded unless it receives a green signal from Delhi. I heard there will be an expansion,” said Pawel.
The chief justice of India’s Supreme Court is said to have expressed some opinion at a hearing on the issue (a petition in favor of or against the disqualification of the MLA, filed by Shiv Sena’s faction led by Sindhe and Uddav Thackeray), he said.
“Some feel that certain things will follow once the Supreme Court decides. I think I can take the oath of office.
Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Eknath Shinde, who is in Delhi, said the functioning of the state government had not been affected in any way by the delay in expanding the Council of Ministers and that ministers would take office soon.
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