Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday deputed a two-member team to communicate with junior minister Abdul Sattar, who reportedly tendered his resignation after being designated as a Minister of State (MoS) in the recent Cabinet expansion.
Mr. Sattar, who was also a minister in the Congress government of 2014, is a three-term MLA from the Sillod constituency. Shiv Sena leaders said rumours of Mr. Sattar’s resignation was baseless. Sena’s Arjun Khotkar said there was no question of Mr. Sattar tendering his resignation. “These rumours are baseless. Sattar Sahab will meet the Chief Minister tomorrow.”
Sena leader Sanjay Raut denied a rift in the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) comprising the Congress, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Shiv Sena. “There are no differences in our Cabinet. If some minister resigns, then normally the resignation is sent to the Chief Minister or the Raj Bhawan, but both have no information about it yet,” he told reporters.