Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant resigns; CM Fadnavis provides additional charge to Eknath Shinde

Shiv Sena leader and Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant resigned from the post and submitted his resignation to CM Fadnavis


In a sudden move, Maharashtra Health Minister Deepak Sawant on Monday resigned from his position and submitted the resignation to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. Sawant was working even after his term as the MLC was over on July 7, 2018. 

It is mandatory for a minister to be elected in one of the two houses in the state assembly. After Sawant submitted his resignation, CM Fadnavis accepted the same and charged Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde with an additional responsibility of health ministry. Shinde was appointed to handle the additional charge after Uddhav Thackeray gave a nod.

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With Shiv Sena’s declaration of contesting the upcoming elections alone, this move has sparked debate. According to sources, Sawant resigned from his position after his term as MLC came to an end.