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Guardian Ministers appointed in Maharashtra

Press Trust Of India 

Senior leader and Maharashtra Industries Minister of were today appointed as Guardian Ministers of Mumbai. While Desai has been put in charge of the Mumbai city, Tawde will look after the suburbs. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis named Guardian Ministers for all the 36 districts in the State, where Sena-alliance is in power. Some senior and Sena Ministers have been made in- charge of two districts. The total strength of the Council of Ministers headed by Fadnavis is 30. Guardian Ministers are appointed to look after the development plans and related affairs of each district. Transport Minister Diwakar Raote (Shiv Sena) has been entrusted with the responsibility of Parbhani and Nanded districts while Health Minister Deepak Sawant has been given charge of Osmanabad and Bhandara. Senior BJP leader Eknath Khadse, who handles Revenue and Agriculture portfolios, will look after Jalgaon and Buldhana while Cooperation Minister Chandrakant Patil will handle Sangli and Kolhapur. Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar has been given charge of Wardha and Chandrapur while Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde will look after Latur and Beed.

First Published: Fri, December 26 2014. 21:40 IST