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Came to know of cabinet reshuffle only from media: Shiv Sena


Mumbai, Sep 2: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said his party was not informed about the cabinet reshuffle at the Centre set to be held tomorrow.

Thackeray said he came to know about it only through media.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray

"I have got news about the Cabinet expansion only from media. I have not enquired about it (from the central BJP leadership). I have neither received any communication from anybody nor are we hungry for power," Thackeray told reporters in Mumbai.

"Today everyone is busy with the Cabinet expansion at the Centre. However, we are only busy about ensuring the (good) health of Mumbai citizens (after the deluge earlier this week,)" Thackeray added.

The Sena chief said the party's ideology for the last 50 years has been - 80 per cent social work and 20 per cent politics. Though a long-time ally of the BJP, Sena has often been at loggerheads with the senior partner. Its lone member in the Union ministry is Heavy Industries Minister Anant Geete.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled undertake a reshuffle of his council of ministers at 10 am tomorrow, a top government official said. It will be the third such exercise since he took office in May, 2014.


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