Maharashtra Cabinet Expansion: Ex-Leader of Opposition Vikhe-Patil joins cabinet

Vikhe Patil

Mumbai, June 16: Former Congressman and Leader of Opposition in Maharashtra Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil on Sunday joined the cabinet of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.

Vikhe-Patil, who joined as a Minister, was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor C.V. Rao at a function in Raj Bhavan.

Also inducted was a long-time contender, Mumbai Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Ashish Shelar.

With this, Fadnavis has consolidated the BJP's position before the upcoming Assembly elections.

Over a dozen ministers are expected to take the oath on Sunday from various parties of the ruling alliance including BJP, Shiv Sena, Republican Party of India (A). 

IANS

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