State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Chandrakant Patil on Friday introduced the brand new govt committee for Maharashtra, at the same time as he clarified that former minister and Other Backward Class (OBC) chief Pankaja Munde could be given a “national role” within the get together.
The jumbo state govt consists of 12 vice-presidents, 5 basic secretaries, 12 secretaries, a treasurer, an organisational secretary and 68 govt committee members. Besides, there are one other 139 invitees and 58 particular invitees.
Munde, daughter of senior BJP chief, the late Gopinath Munde, who misplaced the state Assembly polls final 12 months, was stated to be sulking and had put up outcomes pointed to inner factionalism and centralisation of powers inside the state unit. “Pankaja Munde is set to get a role at the national level soon. This was indicated to us by the Centre. She will also continue to be a part of our state core committee and work side by side with us,” stated Patil, at a press convention in Mumbai. “The state executive has been formed after much deliberation and aims to ensure fair regional and community representation to all our party leaders.”
Munde, who congratulated the brand new govt on Twitter, additionally thanked Patil for saying that she would have a task to play on the nationwide stage.
The new organisational announcement has been pending since Patil was appointed the state chief final July.
The new state govt committee is a bid to accommodate a majority of its established management, together with those that had been sidelined final 12 months forward of the polls.
But the important thing positions like appointments of basic secretaries reveals that chief of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis continues to name the photographs within the get together organisation.
Chandrashekhar Bawankule, a former minister from Vidarbha, who had been denied state meeting ticket and is alleged to have value the get together vis-a-vis seats within the area, has been rehabilitated as one of many 5 basic secretaries. The different basic secretaries embrace two-time Nashik legislator Devyani Farande, Sujitsigh Thakur (second stint), former state minister Ravindra Chavan and former officer on particular responsibility to chief minister, Shrikant Bharatiya.
Other sidelined senior leaders like Vinod Tawde and Eknath Khadse who had been additionally denied tickets have been accommodated, however solely as particular invitees to the manager committee. Khadse’s daughter-in-law Raksha Khadse has been named the state secretary, whereas Munde’s sister Pritam Munde has been made a vice-president. The different vice-presidents embrace former ministers Ram Shinde (who misplaced polls), Jaykumar Rawal, former chief spokesperson Madhav Bhandari, Prasad Lad, Suresh Halwankar and so forth.
The get together has additionally given a leg-up to former media incharge and spokesperson Keshav Upadhayay because the chief spokesperson of the state BJP.
BJP MLA from Mulund Mihir Kotecha is the brand new treasurer of the get together, whereas the organisational secretary put up continues to be with Vijay Puranik.
“An total evaluation of the state govt reveals a transparent imprint of Fadnavis, who has ensured folks near him are given related posts. But it’s additionally a balancing act to not alienate anybody,’’ stated a senior get together chief and state functionary.