Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray appoints Guardian ministers for 36 districts

Among the other appointees, Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray has got the charge of Mumbai suburban district.

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Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday appointed guardian ministers for all 36 districts of the state. Among the other appointees, Environment Minister Aditya Thackeray has got the charge of Mumbai suburban district. 

Meanwhile, Textile Minister Aslam Sheikh will be guardian minister of Mumbai city district. Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has been given charge of Pune. 

Senior Shiv Sena leader and Urban Development minister, Eknath Shinde has been appointed guardian minister of two districts – Thane and Gadchiroli, while senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal has been given Nashik. 

In order to appoint guardian minister for the 36 districts of Maharashtra, CM Uddhav Thackeray had followed the criteria that parties which have the maximum number of MLAs in a particular district will get the guardian ministership of that district. 

Senior Congress leaders Ashok Chavan and Balasaheb Thorat have been made guardian ministers of Nanded and Kolhapur district, respectively. 

Other appointees as Guardian Ministers include: 

  • Aditi Tatkare - Raigad
  • Dadaji Bhuse - Palghar
  • Hasan Mushrif - Ahmednagar
  • Jayant Patil - Sangli
  • Dilip Walse Patil - Solapur
  • Subhash Desai - Aurangabad
  • Nawab Malik - Parbhani
  • Varsha Gaikwad - Hingoli
  • Dhananjay Munde - Beed
  • Ashok Chavan - Nanded
  • Amit Deshmukh - Latur
  • Yashomati Thakur - Amravati 
  • Bacchu Kadu - Akola
  • Nitin Raut - Nagpur
  • Vijay Wadettiwar - Chandrapur
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