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BJP-Shiv Sena reunite, to run Maharahstra government together


Mumbai (Dec. 04, 2014): The Shiv Sena and BJP are back as allies in Maharashtra. 12 Sena leaders will be inducted into the Maharashtra Cabinet on Friday.

The announcement was made in Mumbai at a joint press conference addressed by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena leaders including Eknath Shinde.

"We have fixed modalities, will run the state government together," Fadnavis said.

The new cabinet will have 32 ministers in all, the Shiv Sena will get five Cabinet and seven Minister of State berths.

The two parties will also set up a coordination committee to look into all electoral issues with regard to elections to municipalities, local bodies etc.

Sources also said that Fadnavis is mulling another expansion post the winter session of the Maharashtra State Assembly which ends on 24th December.