Sena cool with Modi's offer of two berths
Sena cool with Modi\'s offer of two berths, The Shiv Sena is cool with the offer of two central berths in PM Narendra Modi\'s proposed expansion of his ministry in the next couple of days.
Mumbai: The Shiv Sena is cool with the offer of two central berths in PM Narendra Modi's proposed expansion of his ministry in the next couple of days.
Confirming the developments, a senior Sena leader said the BJP was merely implementing its promise to induct two more (Sena) nominees in the cabinet expansion.
The assurance was given to the party a few months ago and the whole issue would be discussed by party before taking a decision in the matter, he said.
"It will be thoroughly discussed and a decision shall be taken by Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray... It would depend on whether the offer is for cabinet, minister of state or independent charge," the leader told a news agency, requesting anonymity. The PMO on Thursday sought two Shiv Sena nominees to be included in the union cabinet, to join Industry Minister Anant Geete.
The development came even as the Sena is in a logjam over extending support to the minority BJP government in Maharashtra headed by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.