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The Economic Times - - Pure Politics -

Cab­i­net, what should worry her is that the BJP lead­ers are be­ing ‘ad­vised’ by a few to bring in her ri­val and cousin Dhanan­jay Munde into the party. Dhanan­jay is cur­rently in Na­tion­al­ist Congress Party. But talk in BJP is gain­ing ground to poach Dhanan­jay, who is con­sid­ered to be a bet­ter bet for the party.

In­ci­den­tally both Tawde and Pankaja had al­ready lost a few of their min­istries dur­ing a reshuf­fle last year. While Pankaja lost wa­ter con­ser­va­tion port­fo­lio, Tawde got di­vested of med­i­cal ed­u­ca­tion port­fo­lio. Mum­bai BJP chief Ashish She­lar was be­ing touted to be in­cluded as a min­is­ter in the Fad­navis gov­ern­ment reshuf­fle. How­ever, it has been now learnt that there is some re­think going on in­duct­ing him. There is how­ever, a sus­pense whether Ek­nath Khadse, who re­signed as a rev­enue min­is­ter after fac­ing al­le­ga­tions of con­flict of in­ter­est, would be in­ducted. Party lead­ers said the de­ci­sion would have to be taken by BJP chief Amit Shah and the chief min­is­ter . BJP lead­ers said be­sides these, many min­is­ters from the hin­ter­land, who have not per­formed well may be shunted out. How­ever, these changes at the Cab­i­net and party lev­els would be un­der­taken after a go-ahead from the BJP top brass.

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