Reportedly too many mouths to feed, but very little food to go around and this may sound like a rather harsh analogy, but sums up the state of the uddhav thackeray led Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress coalition government in Maharashtra. Meanwhile the much delayed expansion of the maharashtra cabinet, which took place over a month after uddhav took charge as the chief minister, has seen the eruption of large-scale dissent from those left out.
Furthermore the squabbling over lucrative portfolios has seen the government hold back the distribution of departments for almost a week. Apparently this was despite Uddhav’s claim on december 30 (the day 36 ministers, including his son Aaditya, were sworn in) that this would be done in a day or two.
Further sanjay raut, the executive editor of the Sena mouthpiece Saamna, was seen as the ‘man of the match’ by successfully pushing for a break with the party’s ties with the bjp, and subsequent post-poll alliance with the congress and NCP.
Moreover senior shiv sena leaders like Ramdas Kadam, environment minister in the previous devendra fadnavis led regime, and Tanaji Sawant, an import from the ncp who controls a string of educational institutions and rose to being a cabinet minister in the previous government, have also been dropped.