Sanjay Raut says ‘there would have been Prime Minister from Shiv Sena if…’; BJP responds

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut at Parliament.

2022-01-24 14:31:23

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut at Parliament.
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Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut at Parliament.


  • Shiv Sena & BJP are at loggerheads ever because the former stop NDA & sided with rivals NCP, Congress
  • The 2 events ended their 25-year-old political friendship after 2019 Maharashtra Meeting polls
  • BJP has again and again flayed Sena for its determination, saying it compromised with Balasaheb’s ideology

Shiv Sena chief Sanjay Raut has mentioned that the nation might have seen a Prime Minister from his celebration had they determined to contest elections from north India and never left the area for the Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP).

“We took BJP from backside to prime in Maharashtra. After Babri, there was a Shiv Sena wave in Northern India, if we had fought polls at the moment, there would have been our (Shiv Sena) PM within the nation however we left it for them,” Raut instructed information company ANI on Monday. “BJP solely makes use of Hindutva for energy,” he alleged.

The Sena chief’s comment comes amid a disagreement between the Shiv Sena and BJP after Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray mentioned that his celebration “wasted 25 years as a part of an alliance with BJP”.

Uddhav who heads an alliance authorities in Maharashtra, comprising Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP, on Sunday mentioned that he accepts the problem thrown by Union House Minister Amit Shah that Sena ought to contest elections by itself and targetted BJP over its “politically-convenient” Hindutva. Addressing Shiv Sainiks just about on the 96th delivery anniversary of the celebration founder and his father Bal Thackeray, Uddhav mentioned that he nonetheless believes that 25 years the Sena had spent with BJP as an ally have been “rotted”.

The Sena will attempt to develop its footprint outdoors Maharashtra and goal for a nationwide function, he added. He mentioned the Sena had aligned with BJP for taking ahead the agenda of Hindutva by way of energy.

He mentioned when BJP was rising politically, it aligned with a number of regional events together with Sena. At the moment, BJP used to lose ballot deposits in a number of locations, he mentioned, including that Sena had aligned with BJP because it wished energy for Hindutva. “Sena by no means used Hindutva for the sake of energy,” Uddhav mentioned.

Hitting again at Uddhav Thackeray, BJP chief and Union Minister Raosaheb Patil Danve mentioned, “Shiv Sena cited Savarakar throughout marketing campaign speeches in Dombivali. Is that this a Hindutva celebration?… Right now Uddhav Thackery is behaving the precise reverse of what Bala Saheb preached. He has joined anti-Hindutva events in greed of energy.”

‘We took bullets, the place have been you?’

“I problem them (Shiv Sena) to simply get a submit tweeted for Balasaheb Thackeray, from Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi with whom they’re sitting. You solely gave speeches in the course of the Ram Mandir motion, we have been those who confronted bullets and sticks,” BJP chief and former CM Devendra Fadnavis mentioned.

BJP MLA Ram Kadam mentioned that Uddhav must introspect whether or not his personal celebration has been strolling within the footsteps of its founder Bal Thackeray. “Earlier than lecturing on Hindutva, Uddhav Thackeray ought to introspect whether or not Shiv Sena is following late Bal Thackeray’s ideology, who had mentioned that in politics and life, his celebration won’t ever be part of Congress and if such circumstances come up, he would favor locking up the celebration (workplace),” he mentioned.

The Shiv Sena separated from the BJP-led NDA in 2019, ending a 25-year-long political partnership, after the Maharashtra Meeting Elections. It then joined the ranks with then arch-rivals Nationalist Congress Celebration (NCP) of Sharad Pawar and Congress to type an alliance authorities within the state. Though the BJP and Shiv Sena had contested polls collectively and secured a snug majority, the Shiv Sena determined to exit after it was denied the CM’s chair.  

READ MORE: Shiv Sena wasted 25 years in alliance with BJP: Uddhav Thackeray 

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