The latest development in this regard took place after Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray held ‘satisfactory’ talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the matter.

Geete said that he would assume charge at 11 am on Wednesday.
When asked whether the party was still upset with the portfolio allocation, Geete said, “We are not upset now.”

He added that his party will look into the matter when the Cabinet is expanded later.

The Shiv Sena, which is the BJP’s oldest ally, was upset over the representation it got in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Cabinet.

The Shiv Sena got just one Cabinet berth in the new government with Geete, who is a six-time MP from Raigad in Konkan.

Geete, who was upset over the portfolio allocated to him, did not take charge on Tuesday.

The Shiv Sena has 18 MPs in the Lok Sabha, making it the second largest NDA constituent.

The Shiv Sena was earlier expecting at least four-five of its MPs securing a Cabinet berth.

In the NDA government headed by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the Shiv Sena had three Cabinet Ministers, though it had fewer MPs in comparison to 2014.


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