Mumbai: Weeks after squabbling over allocation of portfolios, the Shiv Sena finally joined the BJP-led government in Maharashtra on Friday when Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expanded his 34-day-old cabinet.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and SP General Secretary Ram Gopal Yadav are all set to be elected unopposed to Rajya Sabha as only 10 candidates are left in the fray for as many seats after scrutiny on Tuesday.
Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma on Monday charged the Narendra Modi Government with not doing any welfare work for the country's citizens and said it has only handed them "jhaadu" (broom) in the name of Swachh Bharat campaign.
Babul Supriyo, the sole member in the Union Council of Ministers from West Bengal, on Monday took over as Minister of State (MoS) for Urban Development, saying he would act as a bridge between the Centre and his state where there "has been absolute lack of governance".
AAP on Monday launched an attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the appointment of JP Nadda as the Union Health Minister and accused him of "violating even the minimum level of decorum" and "rewarding loyalty above everything else".
The NDA government on Monday strongly defended the Cabinet expansion undertaken yesterday in the wake of "taint" charges raised against some of the inductees by Congress, saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had chosen his team after "checking the credentials and the facts related to each one of them".