1 Jul 2022

"They Said They Would Disturb Us, But They Won't": Sena's Sanjay Raut Jabs BJP

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut today when he said the BJP vowed to "disrupt" the Uddhav Thackeray government on the day he took office in 2019, said his party would not do the same and the new administration "should work for the community".
Shiv Sena leader's comments come a day after Eknath Shinde, who led the uprising of Uddhav Thackeray, was sworn in as Maharashtra Prime Minister and Devendra Fadnavis was sworn in as his deputy.

Speaking to the media, Mr Raut said, "I congratulate this government. I welcome them. When the Uddhav Thackeray government arrived, they said from the first day they would disrupt it. But we will not do that. We will not" disrupt this government, they must serve the community. "

Although 39 Shiv Sena MPs rebelled against Mr Thackeray and joined the Eknath Shinde party, Mr Raut denied any wrongdoing.

"I do not think our party has ever been weak ... No one is upset," he said when asked if the party was weak and if MPs were angry they would be happy after Eknath Shinde became Prime Minister.

Meanwhile, Sanjay Raut has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate on a charge of money laundering.

Calling the summons "absolutely political", he said he would visit the office of the Enforcement Directorate today.

"Yes, I will go to the ED today. Everyone knows it is completely political. The main institution has called me and I am a citizen and a Member of Parliament. So I will go to the ED," Mr Raut said.

Earlier today, Mr Raut said he would appear before the investigating center this afternoon and urged party staff not to gather in front of the investigating office.

"I will appear before the ED today at 12 noon. I respect the summons I have been given and it is my duty to co-operate with the investigative agencies. I urge Shiv Sena staff not to gather at the ED office. Don't worry!" Mr Raut said on Twitter.

Mr Raut also cited Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) official Sharad Pawar, former Maharashtra Prime Minister Uddhav Thackeray, West Bengal Prime Minister Mamata Banerjee and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in his tweet.

He pasted a picture of himself standing in front of a picture of the late Bal Thackeray, the founder of Shiv Sena.

Mr Raut is being investigated in connection with the redevelopment of the Patra Chawl of Mumbai.

In April of this year, the Enforcement Directorate attached immovable property worth R11.15 crore, including a flat in Dadar, owned by Sanjay Raut's wife Varsha and eight parcels in Kihim near Alibag, jointly owned by Swapna Patkar, in connection with the scam. for development. Swapna is the wife of Sujit Patkar, who is close to the Sena leader.

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