BJP MLC from Bhandara-Gondia constituency Dr Parinay Fuke from Nagpur took oath as Minister of State today afternoon in the presence of Governor of Maharashtra Vidyasagar Rao and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai. In a major cabinet reshuffle, one day ahead of the Monsoon Session in Mumbai and four months before the Maharashtra Assembly elections, Fadnavis led government added 13 ministers and dropped six ministers from the state.
Among the 13 newly inducted ministers, who took oath today ,included former Congressman and Leader of Opposition of the Maharashtra Assembly Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil.
The 13 ministers now a part of the Fadnavis led government are – Vikhe Patil, Ashish Shelar, Jaidatta Kshirsagar, Sanjay Kute, Yogesh Sagar, Avinash Mahtekar, Sanjay Bhegde, Parinay Fuke, Atul Save, Suresh Khade, Anil Bonde, Ashok Uike, Tanaji Sawant.
While 10 are from the BJP, two are from Shiv Sena and one from Republican Party of India (RPI).