Uncertainty continues over Shiv Sena's representation in today's Modi cabinet expansion
Mumbai/ New Delhi: Uncertainty still continues over Shiv Sena's representation in today's expansion of Modi cabinet.
BJP appears to be in no mood to accede to Sena president Uddhav Thackeray's continuing demand that his party should get the posts of deputy chief minister and Speaker.
Anand Geete of the Sena, who was intducted to the central government as heavy industries minister in May this year when Modi had formed his Cabinet, has been sent back to Mumbai, saying there might be trouble ahead in Maharashtra. Geete was scheduled to meet the PM yesterady but the meeting did not take place.
Uddhav has said that only after the party's MLAs' meeting, he would make clear his stand on whether to join the BJP government in Maharashtra and would nominate one Sena minister for the Union Cabinet.
The Sena meeting, however, is scheduled for the evening, while the Union Cabinet expansion is planned for the afternoon.
Uddhav had earlier recommended party Rajya Sabha MP Anil Desai's name for inclusion in the Union Cabinet.