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Maharashtra cabinet expansion postponed

November 18, 2010 14:08 IST

The expansion of the Prithviraj Chavan-led Congress-Nationalist Congress Party coalition cabinet in Maharashtra, which was scheduled on Thursday, has been put off, reportedly as the names of the new entrants are yet to be finalised.

The expansion of the 11-member ministry was slated to take place at Raj Bhavan on Thursday evening but has been postponed, official sources said, adding that the swearing-in-ceremony is now likely to take place at 11 am on Friday.

Prithviraj Chavan is in Delhi to finalise the list of Congress ministers.

The delay in finalisation of Congress ministers list has led to postponement of the swearing-in ceremony, NCP sources said. Chavan was sworn as Maharashtra chief minister on November 11.