A major reshuffle in Maharashtra Congress is underway. As per the information available, Congress is likely to appoint former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan as the Speaker of the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly who will be replacing the present incumbent Nana Patole. Patole will take over as Maharashtra Congress President replacing Balasaheb Thorat who is the Revenue Minister.
Chavan has been attacking the BJP government at the centre and also its state unit over a number of issues. He was eager to be a part of Maha Vikas Aghadi cabinet, but couldn’t make it due to the limited berths in Congress party’s share.
Patole’s appointment was also considered as the party’s plan to revive its fortune across the state by playing OBC card. He has been considered as a dynamic mass leader and also enjoys good rapport with the party high command. Patole has been in Delhi for the last two days and is believed to meet couple of party leaders.