Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday appointed guardian ministers for all 36 districts with his son Aaditya Thackeray becoming the charge of Mumbai Suburban district.
Deputy Chief minister Ajit Pawar will be guardian minister for Pune. Textile minister Aslam Sheikh will be guardian minister of Mumbai City district.
The criteria followed was that parties having maximum number of MLAs in a particular district will get the guardian ministership of that district. The Shiv Sena, the Congress and the NCP are part of the Maharashtra government.
Urban development minister Eknath Shinde will be guardian minister of Thane and Gadchiroli districts ,food and civil supplies minister Chhagan bhujbal will take over Nashik.
PWD minister Ashok Chavan will be in-charge of Nanded and Revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat of Kolhapur district.
The other appointments of Ministers are as follows : AditiTatkare (Raigad), Anil Parab (Ratnagiri), Uday Samant (Sindhudurg), Dada Bhuse (Palghar), Abdul Sattar (Dhule), KC Padvi (Nandurbar), Gulabrao Patil (Jalgaon), Hassan Mushrif (Ahmednagar), Balasaheb Patil (Satara), Jayant Patil (Sangli),
Dilip Walse Patil (Solapur), Subhash Desai (Aurangabad), Rajesh Tope (Jalna), Nawab Malik (Parbhani), Varsha Gaikwad (Hingoli), Dhananjay Munde (Beed), Shankarrao Gadakh (Osmanabad), Yashomati Thakur (Amravati), Bacchu Kadu (Akola), Shambhuraje Desai (Washim), Rajendra Shingne (Buldhana).
Sanjay Rathod (Yavatmal), Nitin Raut (Nagpur), Sunil Kedar (Wardha), Satej Patil (Bhandara), Anil Deshmukh (Gondia) and Vijay Wadettiwar (Chandrapur).