Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday expressed that he is not very bothered about recent developments in Narendra Modi cabinet. Thackeray expressed that he is currently focusing on Mumbai, his home city, rather than being worried about what changes would take place in the Central cabinet. “Got to know about Cabinet Reshuffle from media. Everyone worries about what happens at the centre but I care about Mumbai,” Uddhav Thackeray said. Thackeray’s party, Shiv Sena, is the second largest constituent of ruling National Democratic Alliance at Centre with 18 Lok Sabha seats. Party MP Anant Geete currently holds the portfolio of Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises.
News agency PTI, citing sources, has reported that the Narendra Modi Cabinet reshuffle will take place on Sunday morning at 10 am. A number of ministers have already resigned from their posts making. So far, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Sanjeev Baliyan, Faggan Singh Kulaste, Bandaru Dattatreya and Mahendra Nath Pandey have quit their posts in council of ministers, as per PTI. Two cabinet ministers, Uma Bharti and Kalraj Mishra, have also offered to resign, PTI citing BJP sources reported.
The upcoming reshuffle will be prime minister’s third and probably last major recasting of his council of ministers before the next Lok Sabha polls in 2019. “A process has been set in motion for the swearing-in ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan at around 10 am on Sunday,” a top government official was quoted as saying by Press Trust of India.