Maharashtra Cabinet Expansion: Eknath Shinde’s illness or SC’s problem, why was the expansion of Maharashtra cabinet postponed?

Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis arrived in Delhi on Thursday amid speculations of delay in the expansion of the state cabinet. Fadnavis is expected to meet top party leaders, including Home Minister Amit Shah and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief JP Nadda, to discuss the political situation in the state. Here, the expansion of the cabinet has been postponed, saying that the health of Maharashtra CM Eknath Shinde is deteriorating. At the same time, one camp says that the cabinet will be expanded in Maharashtra only after the order of the Supreme Court.

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde is in Mumbai. It is being said that Shinde’s health is deteriorating. It is being said that the doctors had advised him to take rest. Shinde and Fadnavis were sworn in as chief ministers and deputy chief ministers on June 30. Shinde and Fadnavis are present in the cabinet. Opposition parties in Maharashtra took a dig at Shinde and Fadnavis for the delay in the expansion of the cabinet.

Extension after August 15?
More than a month has passed since Eknath Shinde and Devendra Fadnavis were sworn in as CMs and Deputy CMs. The bureaucrats believe that the expansion of the cabinet will take place only after the decision on the ongoing case in the top court. Eknath Shinde had said on July 27 that he would expand the cabinet in the next three days, and Fadnavis had said it would happen soon. Shinde faction spokesperson Deepak Kesarkar said on Wednesday that the expansion would happen before Sunday, while BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said on Thursday that the cabinet would be expanded before August 15.

Fadnavis reached Delhi with the list?
A BJP leader said, “Fadnavis is in New Delhi with the list of cabinet members. He will meet the BJP leadership and return to Mumbai. It is being said that the decision was expected from the Supreme Court on Thursday, so the day of cabinet expansion was fixed on Friday, but at present the matter has been adjourned till August 8.

Whose name in Maharashtra cabinet list?
According to BJP leaders, Chandrakant Patil, Girish Mahajan, Sudhir Mungantiwar, Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, Praveen Darekar, Baban Lonikar, Nitesh Rane and Ravindra Chavan are the frontrunners for the cabinet minister’s post from BJP, while Gulabrao Patil, Uday Samant, Dada Bhuse , Shambhuraj Desai, Abdul Sattar, Deepak Kesarkar, Bacchu Kadu or Ravi Rana Shinde are the contenders for the group. Former minister Ashish Shelar is also leading.

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