Maharashtra chief minister Eknath Shinde will expand his 40-day-old cabinet tomorrow around 11 am at Raj Bhavan as the Monsoon Session of the state assembly will begin from August 10, according to the order issued in this regard. Former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis likely to get the home portfolio, sources have said.
Shinde and Fadnavis, who have been functioning as a two-member cabinet, were in Delhi over the weekend and attended a NITI Aayog meeting along with 22 other chief ministers.
According to sources, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, Chandrakant Patil, Girish Mahajan, Sudhir Mungantiwar from the BJP, and Uday Samant, Dada Bhuse, Sandeepan Bhumre, Sanjay Shirsat and Gulabrao Patil from the Shinde group will likely to be inducted into the Cabinet.
Shinde, who reached Nanded today for an official tour, told reporters, “Names have not yet been finalised. (They) Will be finalised later tonight or by tomorrow morning.”