The Shiv Sena, in an editorial in party mouthpiece Saamana, symbolically said that the ‘smoke is rising’ in Congress to drive the point of tussle with Congress stalwart leaders over cabinet portfolio.
Sena said there was a tussle between senior Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan and Maharashtra Congress president Balasaheb Thorat over the revenue portfolio.
“There is smoke rising within the Congress over the portfolio distribution. Former chief minister Ashok Chavan is in the cabinet, and he has to be given a respectable portfolio. The portfolio that could match his experience is revenue [department]. But Congress’ Balasaheb Thorat currently has the portfolio. It will have to be seen what is being decided on the issue,” the editorial said.