Mumbai, July 8:In the expansion of cabinet, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis added 11 ministers to his council of minister with10 new faces. Six of the 10 new ministers are from the Bharatiya Janata Party, including former state BJP chief Pandurang Phundkar.
Unlike in the Union Cabinet reshuffle, where Shiv Sena was ignored, Fadnavis inducted two legislators from the bickering ally as Ministers of State.
However, party president Uddhav Thackeray did not attend the ceremony.
Shiva Sena MLAs Arjun Khotkar, from Jalna in Marathwada region, and Gulabrao Patil, from Jalgaon in north Maharashtra, were inducted in the ministry as junior ministers.
BJP's pre-poll alliance partners Swabhimani Party and Rashtriya Samaj Party (RSP) also found berth with the swearing-in of Sadabhau Khot and Mahadev Jankar, respectively.
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