Congress dubs expansion as fraud; calls CM Fadnavis ‘helpless’


Days after Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expanded his Cabinet, Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam on Sunday dubbed it to be a ‘fraud’ and ‘deceptive’ exercise.

Stating there are 11 Cabinet Ministers, who are tainted and charged under corruption cases, Nirupam said Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis should have dropped them during the reshuffle.

Nirupam further stated the helpless Chief Minister is unable to act against them. “It seems that the Maharashtra Government, BJP and Shiv Sena, who used to shout against corruption, have adopted corruption,” he said.

Earlier on Friday, Fadnavis inducted 11 ministers in his Cabinet. Two leaders from the Shiv Sena were also sworn-in in the 39-member Cabinet.