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Maharashtra to have shadow cabinet

November 05, 2004 09:48 IST

The Shiv Sena-Bharatiya Janata Party is planning to set up a shadow cabinet in Maharashtra along the lines of the British system, according to a report in The Asian Age.

According to this system, for each ministry or department, there would be a corresponding member in the opposition benches assigned to follow its progress. This would help in keeping a close tab on each ministry and by extension the government.

Leader of Opposition in the state assembly Narayan Rane told the paper that it would also help legislators better understand various bills introduced in the house.

This is perhaps the first time that this system would be used in India.

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Number of User Comments: 3

Sub: Hi

This is good idea. It should be followed by BJP in the Central Govt. also.

Posted by Y.G.Deshmukh


This process will certainly help public to know whats happening behind the doors, when rival politicians try to clean their dirty linens in public...

Posted by srini

Sub: Kudos - Shiv Sena

My first appreciation to the Shiv Sena Pack (read Bal Thackerey) for planning to set up a "Shadow-Cabinet" at the State level. BJP, the Shiv-Sena ...

Posted by srajeshwaran



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