Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has announced that the party has picked its leader Arvind Sawant to be a part of the new Narendra Modi cabinet as it takes oath later in the evening.
He said “It is decided that there will be one minister from each ally. Arvind Sawant is Shiv Sena’s pick for minister post in PM Modi’s government”.
The oath taking ceremony will witness attendance of thousands including foreign dignitaries, allies and adversaries. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has also confirmed his participation.
The ceremony will also be attended by United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chairperson Sonia Gandhi, her son and Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh. The ceremony will be held at 7pm on the forecourt of Rashtrapati Bhavan, where Modi and his cabinet colleagues will be administered the oaths of office and secrecy by President Ram Nath Kovind.