Since the reshuffle in the Union Cabinet, the opposition parties have been taunting the Modi government. On Thursday, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut took a jibe at the BJP over the cabinet expansion. “BJP should thank Shiv Sena and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) for providing ‘human resources’ in the Union Cabinet,” he said. He has tightened this taunt about the three leaders of Maharashtra included in the cabinet.
In the Modi cabinet, those three leaders from Maharashtra who were once in Shiv Sena and NCP have been made ministers. Sanjay Raut said, “Kapil Patil and Dr. Bharti Pawar were once in the NCP as ministers of state in the Union Council of Ministers. He has also been the branch chief of Shiv Sena. Let us tell you that Narayan Rane became the Chief Minister of Maharashtra while in Shiv Sena.
Raut took a jibe at BJP
Raut said that BJP should thank Shiv Sena and NCP for taking these ministers in the cabinet and providing good human resources. Narayan Rane has created problems for Shiv Sena by becoming a minister at the Centre. This is because in Konkan and Mumbai, he can give a befitting reply to Shiv Sena. When Sanjay Raut was asked this question, he said, “Ministers are made to serve the country, no one is given ministerial post to defeat political opponents. If so, it would be like insulting the cabinet and the constitution.
Modi cabinet was expanded on Wednesday
Significantly, the Modi cabinet has been expanded on Wednesday. In this 43 ministers have been sworn in. After this, there have been 77 ministers in the Modi cabinet. 36 new faces have been given place while 7 ministers have been promoted and given cabinet rank. Along with this, many big leaders including Ravi Shankar Prasad and Prakash Javadekar and Harsh Vardhan had resigned as ministers before the cabinet expansion.
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