Congress chief Balasaheb Thorat as we speak took oath as a minister in Maharashtra together with Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray who was sworn-in because the Chief Minister. Among the many different leaders who took oath embody Nationwide Congress Social gathering’s Chhagan Bhujbal, Jayant Patil, Shiv Sena’s Subhash Desai, Eknath Shinde and Congress’ Nitin Raut.
Mr Thorat, the eight-time MLA from Sangamner, at the moment heads the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC). Earlier this week, he was additionally elected because the celebration’s legislature wing chief.
The 66-year-old Congressman is well-known for the cooperative motion within the state the place he led the farmers and likewise fashioned the milk cooperative. He’s identified for his work in Sangamner the place he based a number of cooperative academic establishments.
Mr Thorat has served on a number of portfolios together with the minister of agriculture and income and the president of Sangamner district and state cooperative financial institution.
After weeks of political uncertainty and altering political equations within the state, the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress have come collectively below the “Maha Vikas Aghadi” entrance to type the federal government within the state.
The BJP and the Sena, which fought the final month’s Meeting polls in an alliance, secured a cushty majority by successful 105 and 56 seats, however the alliance broke after the BJP declined to share the chief minister’s submit. The BJP, which received 105 seats within the 288-member Maharashtra meeting, banked on Ajit Pawar to herald 54 NCP MLAs, however the gamble did not work.