Mumbai: A day after he was removed as state president of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Bhaskar Jadhav was Thursday sworn-in as a minister in the Maharashtra cabinet.
Governor K Sankaranarayanan administered the oath of office to Jadhav at a brief function in Raj Bhavan here.
Jadhav, 57, was Wednesday replaced by Sunil Tatkare, who quit as water resources minister, as president of the NCP`s state unit.
Incidentally, both Jadhav and Tatkare hail from the state`s coastal Konkan region, which is regarded as a stronghold of opposition Shiv Sena.
Tatkare`s appointment as the new NCP chief is considered crucial in view of the ensuing assembly elections, according to political analysts. Polls in the state are due within three months.