As talks between the Shiv Sena, Congress, and NCP over portfolio allocation in the new Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government drag on, speculation has arisen over the Raju Shetti-led Swabhimani Paksha, an MVA constituent, getting the key agriculture ministry portfolio.
However, Mr. Shetti, while denying that a concrete offer has come from the three parties, said the Swabhimani Paksha is most willing to accept this portfolio only if it is “respectfully offered” without any conditions attached.
“As yet, there has been no offer from either the NCP-Congress or the Sena. This is mainly media-generated buzz. However, in the event we ...
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