As per reports, the Maharashtra govt's Cabinet expansion may happen on Aug 5. A total of 15 ministers can take oath including 8 BJP MLAs & 7 Eknath Shinde group legislators. The Cabinet expansion may take place in 2 or 3 rounds.

The rebellion by Shinde and 40 MLAs of Shiv Sena led to the collapse of the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) govt in June. But, even after 35 days, the state government is functioning without a Cabinet.  

   

Maharashtra Cabinet expansion likely on August 5; BJP's 8 MLAs, 7 of Shinde's Sena to take oath

WHAT?

As per reports, the Maharashtra govt's Cabinet expansion may happen on Aug 5. A total of 15 ministers can take oath including 8 BJP MLAs & 7 Eknath Shinde group legislators. The Cabinet expansion may take place in 2 or 3 rounds.

WHO?

Sources said, the complete list of ministers has been approved from Delhi. Speculations are ripe that new faces from BJP will get a chance. 

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At present, Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, both of whom took oath on June 30, are the only members of the cabinet.

The state legislature's monsoon session was scheduled to start from July 18, but it was put off after Shinde brought down the Uddhav Thackeray-led government and became CM with the BJP's support.

The Thackeray-led Sena and Congress and Nationalist Congress Party have been questioning the delay in the cabinet expansion.