Maharashtra expanded cabinet: Perfect Example of dynastic politics with 19 dynasts of 43 ministers

The expansion took place more than a month after the Thackeray-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government took charge of the state

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday expanded his council of ministers by inducting 26 Cabinet and 10 ministers of state, including NCP leader Ajit Pawar who was sworn in as Maharashtra's deputy chief minister.

The expansion took place more than a month after the Thackeray-led Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government took charge of the state.

The 36 ministers sworn in on Monday include 10 Cabinet and four ministers of state of the NCP, eight Cabinet and four MoS of Shiv Sena, eight Cabinet and two MoS of the Congress.

Maharashtra now has 43 ministers, including the chief minister.

Ajit Pawar was sworn in as deputy chief minister, while former Maharashtra chief minister and senior Congress leader Ashok Chavan and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray were among the Cabinet ministers who took oath.

Amid the eternal debate over dynastic politics in India, the newly expanded Maharashtra council of ministers has several leaders from political families. Be it smaller parties or the grand old party like the Congress, dynastic politics was in full display at the swearing-in ceremony.

Here is the list of leaders, who found place in Maharashtra ministry, with their family legacy:

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Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray, son of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, was sworn in as a cabinet minister in the state.

Ajit Pawar, who has taken charge as Maharashtra's deputy chief minister, is the nephew of NCP chief Sharad Pawar.

Shiv Sena minister Shambhuraje Desai is the grandson of Balasaheb Desai, the former home minister from the Congress.

Krantikari Shetkari Paksha minister Shankarrao Gadakh is the son of Yashwantrao Gadakh, a former Congress MP.

Congress minister Ashok Chavan is the son of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Shankarrao Chavan.

Congress minister Amit Deshmukh is the son of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh.

Congress minister Yashomati Thakur is the daughter of former Congress MLA Bhayyasaheb Thakur.

Congress minister Sunil Kedar is the son of former Congress MLA and Minister Chhatrapal Kedar.

Congress minister Varsha Gaikwad is the daughter of former Congress MP Eknath Gaikwad.

Congress minister Vishwajeet Kadam is the son of former Congress minister Patangrao Kadam.

Congress minister Satej Patil is the son of Congress leader and former Bihar Governor DY Patil.

Congress minister Balasaheb Thorat is the son of former Congress MLA Bhausaheb Thorat.

NCP minister Dhananjay Munde is the nephew of BJP leader and former state and central Minister Gopinath Munde.

NCP minister Rajesh Tope is the son of former MP Ankush Tope.

NCP minister Balasaheb Shamrao Patil is the son of former Congress MLA Pandurang Patil.

NCP minister Aditi Tatkare is the daughter of MP Sunil Tatkare.

NCP minister Prajakt Tanpure is the son of former MP Prasad Tanpure and nephew of Jayant Patil.

NCP minister Jayant Patil is the son of Congress minister late Rajaram Patil.

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