Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has the authority to decide the allocation of portfolios to the elected representatives
MUMBAI| Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar on Maharashtra government’s cabinet expansion proclaimed that chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has the authority to decide the allocation of portfolios to the elected representatives.
Ajit Pawar in hush-hush on November 23 taken oath as Deputy Chief Minister of Maharashtra along with Devendra Fadnavis as chief minister after BJP formed government in the state with the support of NCP, however, the Ajit Pawar’s move did not have party supremo Sharad Pawar’s approval.
The matter went into Supreme Court following which a floor test was ordered. A day before the floor test, Ajit Pawar resigned from their posts after which Devendra Fadnavis had to resign as they did not have the numbers.
On his role in the Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress government, Ajit Pawar said, “I was elected by the people of Baramati and that to work for the development of the people of my constituency”. However, Ajit Pawar mentioned that his party supporters wanted to see him as Maharashtra deputy chief minister but party chief Sharad Pawar will take a decision on it.