New Delhi: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had offered NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s daughter Supriya Sule a Cabinet berth.
In a write-up in party mouthpiece Saamna, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said that the PM, in a meeting with Pawar and Sule, had offered her a Cabinet berth.
On the other hand, Pawar rubbished the claim.
Raut wrote. “Pawar even told that once Modi had expressed his wish of Supriya joining his Cabinet.”
Supriya, however, turned down the offer saying she would be the last person to go with the BJP.
The Saamna article comes amid heightened speculation that the NCP is set to join the ruling NDA. It came on the day when Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was in Maharashtra while attending the centenary completion celebrations of Pune District Central Co-operative Bank (PDCC), a bank NCP chief has been associated with for last 50 years.
Jaitley praised Pawar for his contribution in the farming sector and also said that he rises above the party politics and gives his inputs to the government when it comes to national interest.
Last year, the Prime Minister had publicly praised Pawar as an “example” to others in public life.