Mumbai: First reactions from the Shiv Sena. Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut on the reshuffle: “All the faces are from BJP, not NDA. This is a PM’s decision,” said Raut.
No confirmations yet whether the ally Shiv Sena did finally attend PM Modis Cabinet Expansion and the oath ceremony, but reports did say that Sena MP and Union Minister Anant Geete would attend.
Yesterday, Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray had said the BJP central leadership did not have any discussion with him on the Union Cabinet expansion and that his party will not stand on anybodys doors seeking favours.
Uddhav had said that even during 2014 when the NDA swept to power, his party did not get its due. Thackeray said getting ministerial berths was a secondary issue for him and that he would put forward his views if discussions were to take place.
Thackeray said that the Sena will never stand helplessly on anybodys doors asking for anything.