Preparations have begun in the Vidhan Bhavan premises for the cabinet expansion and reshuffle of the Uddhav Thackeray government of Maharashtra. Earlier it was being said that the cabinet expansion ceremony would be held at Raj Bhavan, but it was later decided that it would be done in the Vidhan Bhavan premises itself. The reason behind this is that more and more supporters of the three parties involved in the government, Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress, can get a chance to attend the swearing-in ceremony of the new ministers.
There are reports that 36 new ministers may take oath in the cabinet expansion.
According to sources, the pandal being built for the swearing of new ministers in the Vidhan Bhavan will have a seating arrangement of five thousand people. There are reports that 36 new ministers may take oath in the cabinet expansion. Currently, he has six ministers in the Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led cabinet. According to sources, in this first cabinet expansion of Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi, 10-10 cabinet and 3 ministers of state of Shiv Sena and NCP and 10 ministers of Congress can take oath. According to sources, in the cabinet expansion, the three parties are also trying to contain their small allies and independent supporting MLAs.