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Modi Cabinet 2.0: Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant gets Cabinet berth; to take oath today

Shiv Sena MP from Mumbai Arvind Sawant is all set to get a cabinet berth in the next Narendra Modi-led government at Centre. Shiv Sena Spokersperson Sanjay Raut on thursday confirmed the development and said Sawant will be administrated oath along with PM Modi at Rastrapati Bhawan in New Delhi in mega event.

‘From Shiv Sena one leader will take oath as a minister. Uddhav ji has given Arvind Sawant’s name, he will take oath as a minister’, Raut told reporters on Thursday.

He added that it has been decided each ally of BJP-led National Democratic Alliance will get a Cab inet berth in the next Bharatiya Janata Party-led government at Centre.

Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant retained his South Mumbai seat to enter 17th Lok Sabha. He had defeated Congress Mumbai Chief Milind Deora with over one Lakh votes. Sena won 17 Lok Sabha Seats out of the 23 contested seats in in Maharashtra.

Responding to a query over Mamata Banerjee‘s decision not to attend PM Modi swearing-in ceremony, Raut said, ‘Being the Chief Minister of the state she should have join the official function, She may have political differences’

He added that Prime Minister of the country helps the states in any bad and difficult times, she should not forget this.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party, on May 23 scripted history by bagging 303 seats on its own in the recently concluded national polls. Along with its allies, it took its tally to 352 Lok Sabha Seats out of 542 Seats were national polls held in April-May in seven phases.

Narendra Modi is slated to take oath as Prime Minister for second term later today along with his Council of Ministers at 7pm at Rashtrapati Bhawan in the national capital.

Narendra Modi was elected as Leader of the NDA on Saturday in a mega function in Central Hall of Parliament. Later he met President Ram Nath Kovind and stake claim to form new government at Centre.


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