In Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde appointed Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar as Guardian Minister for Pune district, along with 11 other ministers for different districts. This decision came after disagreement between Ajit Pawar and senior BJP leader Chandrakant Patil.
Ajit Pawar new in charge of Pune district
Ajit Pawar is now in charge of Pune district, while Sudhir Mungantiwar will oversee Wardha. Chandrakant Patil, who was previously responsible for Pune, has been reassigned to Solapur and Amaravati districts.
Guardian Ministers play a vital role in ensuring that government policies and schemes are effectively implemented in their respective districts. They are also responsible for managing funds allocated for development projects in these areas, known as DPDC funds. This move by the Maharashtra government aims to streamline administrative responsibilities and enhance the efficiency of local governance.