Chief Minister Devendra Fadanvis met Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray ahead of the proposed expansion of his cabinet.
During the meeting, the two reportedly discussed the proposed state cabinet expansion in detail.As per Fadanvis tweet the meeting held at Matoshree ,Thackeray’s resident and both discussed the proposed State cabinet expansion.
‘I met Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray ji at Matoshree here today and had a long discussion on the cabinet expansion,’ he tweeted.
The Fadnavis-Uddhav meeting comes at a time when there are intense speculations that the ruling BJP could offer deputy Chief Minister post to ally Shiv Sena. but it is said that Shiv Sena is eyeing for Chief Ministerial post for another tenure.
Minister for Finance and Planning, Sudhir Mungantiwar assured that cabinet expansion will be done before the monsoon session which begins on 18th of this month. According to him, ‘CM has decided that Maharashtra Cabinet expansion will be done before the upcoming Assembly Session. Shiv Sena and other allies will meet their expectations.
Shiv Sena and the BJP had contested the 2014 assembly polls separately. but the Shiva Sena joined the government later.