Mumbai, Mar 10 : Maharashtra Navnirman Sena president Raj Thackeray on Monday announced a ‘shadow cabinet’ to keep a hawk's eye on the ruling Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party-Congress combine Maha Vikas Aghadi government. It may be recalled that the party has only one MLA from Kalyan.
Mr Thackeray declared the list of ‘shadow cabinet ministers’ at the MNS’ 14th foundation day celebrated here this afternoon. Prominent among them are MNS senior leader Amit Thackeray, who has been entrusted with overseeing the departments handled by his uncle and Shiv Sena’s Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray as well as cousin and Tourism Minister Aaditya Thackeray.
Other prominent nominees include Bala Nandgaonkar, who will watch over Nationalist Congress Party’s Home Minister Anil Deshmukh. While Nitin Sardesai will keep tabs on Deputy Chief Minister and Finance Minister Ajit Pawar. Speaking on the occasion, the MNS chief urged the ‘shadow cabinet ministers’ to critically analyse the working of each ministry/department. “Don’t just find flaws and criticise… Pull up where things are going wrong, but also appreciate wherever good work is being done… This is in the interest of the people,” Mr Thackeray cautioned. (UNI)