Hurdles in Shiv Sena sending new nominee to Centre

Last-minute hurdles appeared to have cropped up on Saturday night over Shiv Sena representative's induction into the Union Council of Ministers.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 08, 2014, 20:23 PM IST

New Delhi: Last-minute hurdles appeared to have cropped up on Saturday night over Shiv Sena representative's induction into the Union Council of Ministers.

A clear indication to this effect was given by Union Minister Anant Geete after his plans to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not materialise.

"I could not meet him," he said, indicating that a last minute hurdle has surfaced over Sena representatives being inducted into the Maharashtra cabinet.

Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has already demanded that his party should be inducted into the Devendra Fadanvis government before it faces the trust vote.

Sena and BJP ties have been under strain after their oldest ideological alliance in Maharashtra collapsed ahead of the Assembly polls due to problems over seat-sharing.