As he took over as the Information and Broadcasting minister, Jaitley, who already holds charge of the Finance Ministry, said the problem would be solved and stressed that some problems find their own solution. "Some problems take care of themselves," he said when asked by reporters about the BJP-Shiv Sena row.
Sena-BJP ties hit a new low in the wake of a spat over Cabinet expansion at the Centre and failure to accommodate the Sena in the Maharashtra government in Mumbai.
Sena-BJP ties hit a new low in the wake of a spat over Cabinet expansion
Sena MP Anil Desai not taking oath as Union Minister on Sunday and the induction of Suresh Prabhu, who had been in the Shiv Sena as Cabinet Minister, had added to the growing chasm between the friends-turned-foes.
The simmering tension between them came to a boil yesterday as Desai left for Mumbai from Delhi airport without attending the swearing-in ceremony. Desai had returned to Mumbai on orders of Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray whose party accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi as also the BJP of a host of broken promises and heaping "humiliation after humiliation" on it.
Union Minister Anant Geete is the lone Shiv Sena representative in the Union Cabinet and the developments could culminate in his being asked by the Sena leadership to quit the government.
Speaking to reporters, Jaitley, who took over as the Information and Broadcasting minister from Prakash Javadekar, said it is through the Information and Broadcasting ministry that communication of the Government and its ministries is done.