Mumbai: Congress’ Balasahab Thorat and Nitin Raut sworn in as Maharashtra Ministers.
Congress Minister, Balasahab Thorat, is Maratha. Raut belongs to the Scheduled Caste. The Congress had tried to strike a social balance, said a leader.
The Congress is pushing former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for the Speaker’s post, but the NCP is reluctant on his name, according to top NCP sources. The NCP wanted a person who would take decisions as per need and not to dial the Congress central leadership, the sources said referring the former CM’s backing in New Delhi.
Before appointed as the Maharashtra Chief Minister, Chavan was a Minister in the Manmohan Singh government and was handling PMO and personnel departments.