MUMBAI: The BJP got important portfolios like home and finance ministries with Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde on Sunday allocated the portfolios to newly-inducted ministers.
The chief minister will also handle Urban Development department besides Environment, Minority, Transport and Disaster Management.
Former state BJP president Chandrakant Patil has been given higher and technical education and Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil will be the new revenue minister while Sudhir Mungantiwar will handle the Forest Ministry.
Chief Minister Eknath Shinde expanded his two-member ministry on Tuesday, 41 days after taking oath as the CM. He inducted 18 ministers – nine each from his rebel Shiv Sena group and the BJP.