Shiv Sena said it has sought the post of Deputy Speaker of the Lok Sabha, but added that making this demand does not mean it is disappointed with the Narendra Modi-led government.
Sena president Uddhav Thackeray told reporters in Kolhapur that the demand will not impact on their alliance with the BJP for the ensuing Maharashtra Assembly elections.
Sena leader and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut said the demand has been conveyed to the BJP.
Raut said Thackeray and all the 18 Lok Sabha MPs of the party will visit Ayodhya next week. He said, the purpose of the visit is to reaffirm the party’s commitment to construction of Ram temple.