Politics Uddhav Thackeray expands cabinet; Ajit Pawar sworn in as Maharashtra deputy CM Updated : December 31, 2019 07:41 AM IST Former chief minister Ashok Chavan also took oath as cabinet minister in the Thackeray-led Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress alliance government. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar was on Monday sworn in as Maharashtra's deputy chief minister as CM Uddhav Thackeray finally expanded his cabinet. NCP leaders Dilip Walse Patil, Dhananjay Munde and Congress' Vijay Wadettiwar were also sworn in as Cabinet ministers. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.