Justifying the disappointment against the BJP-led government, Thackeray said, “I will meet Fadnavis. I will surely raise these issues with him. The government will have to give top priority to the work of our members.”
In the last cabinet expansion, the BJP had sent the name of Sena's Anil Desai to the President. But hours before the swearing-in the Sena withdrew its candidate demanding an assurance of cabinet rank as well as a good portfolio.