Portfolios of ministers allocated in Maharashtra
Mumbai: The Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress coalition government in Maharashtra finally reached an understanding on portfolio distribution two weeks after Uddhav Thackeray took the oath as chief minister. The Shiv Sena will get the Home and Urban Development portfolios as part of the arrangement while Finance and Housing will go to the Sharad Pawar-led NCP. The Congress will get the Revenue portfolio. The Eknath Shinde of the Shiv Sena has also been given the Departments of Forests and Environment, Water Conservation and Sanitation, Tourism, Soil and Water Conservation, Parliamentary Affairs, Welfare Departments of Ex-Servicemen. The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has got the portfolios of Rural Development, Water Resources, Special Assistance and Social Justice, Excise, Skill Development, and Medical Administration in addition to Finance and Housing. The Congress will have the departments of Power and Renewable Energy, Medical Education, School Education, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development, Fisheries.