Cabinet expansion? No one called me, says Uddhav Thackeray

Cabinet expansion? No one called me, says Uddhav Thackeray

On Saturday, Bihar Chief Minister maintained that they had no intimation about the reshuffle.

Older allies, such as the Shiv Sena, targetted BJP for ignoring its allies and termed the NDA alliance as "almost dead".

There are no JD (U), Shiv Sena or AIADMK names in the Modi Cabinet reshuffle.

Mr Raut also said Mr Thackeray would talk to the BJP leadership at the right time over this "ignorance".

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi reshapes his cabinet today, there's a lot of heart burn, not just among ministers who have been asked to resign, but among allies who have not scored any gain today.




Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut said on Sunday that the NDA is "almost dead" and that BJP remembers it only when it needs some support.

There were reports that Sena MPs had had a discussion with party chief Uddhav Thackeray over demanding more ministerial berths from the BJP.

Also, the induction of four bureaucrats - India's former ambassador to the UN Hardeep Puri, the "demolition man" of Delhi and former Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Chairman KJ Alphons, former Mumbai Police Commissioner Satya Pal Singh and former Home Secretary RK Singh - two of whom are not even members of any of the Houses - shows how little aspirations within the party matter to BJP President Amit Shah, whose role in the rejig was critical. "But, not a single allied partner was called for the Cabinet reshuffle", said Mr Raut.

The much-hyped Union Cabinet reshuffle that took place on Sunday was touted to be the last one before the Lok Sabha elections in 2019, however, the reshuffling was limited to BJP members only, drawing the ire of its allies in the NDA government. "There doesn't seem to be anything different in the recent cabinet reshuffle", the party said in its mouthpiece.The party also questioned the urgency of the cabinet reshuffle, and as to why Prime Minister Narendra Modi felt like he should complete the exercise before his official visit to China , As Reported By Hindustan Times. "Whenever BJP wants some support like in Presidential election or in Parliament, we are remembered", rued Raut.

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