In less than a week’s time, two new Ministers have been inducted into Maharashtra Cabinet.
Sitting MLA from Latur, Amit Deshmukh has been made a Minister of State while MLA Abdul Sattar from Sillod (near Aurangabad), has been appointed as Cabinet Minister.
Governor K Sankaranarayanan administered the oath of office to Deshmukh and Sattar at Raj Bhavan on Monday.
First time minister Amit Deshmukh is the older son of Vilasrao Deshmukh, late Chief Minister of Maharashtra.
Party strongman Sattar is a seasoned politician and two-time MLA. He was also a Minister of State in the Ashok Chavan Government and a close ally of Chavan.
The swearing-in was held in utter confusion as the State Government had announced a similar ceremony on Sunday afternoon but later announced that the ceremony was being kept on hold.
Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan sought to play down the incident, claiming that no invitations were sent for any oath taking ceremony on Sunday.
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