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Maharashtra: Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant appointed as chairman of state-level parliamentary committee

The Maharashtra government on Friday appointed Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant as the chairman of a state-level parliamentary committee to follow up on proposals related to Maharashtra that are pending with the central government.

As chief of the Maharashtra state parliamentary coordination committee, the Member of Parliament from South Mumbai will enjoy the rank of a Cabinet minister, according to a statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office here.

Sawant, who was Minister for Heavy Industries in the Modi government from May 2019 to November 2019, will have his office at Maharashtra Sadan in New Delhi.

The decision to set up the three-member committee was taken during a meeting of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray with Members of Parliament from the state before the start of the budget session late last month. 

(With PTI inputs)