PIL in High Court seeks contempt action against Maharashtra CM, Sena’s Sanjay Raut, and others

A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Bombay High Court seeking the initiation of contempt of court proceedings against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, state home minister Dilip Walse Patil, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut, and others for allegedly passing remarks against the judiciary. The petition filed by the Indian Bar Association … Read more

‘Dirty politics’ over loudspeaker, Hanuman Chalisa did not work: Raut on MVA’s win in Maha bypoll

Hailing the victory of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance candidate in the bypoll to Kolhapur North Assembly constituency, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Saturday said the result showed that playing “dirty politics” over the issue of loudspeakers at mosques and recital of Hanuman Chalisa did not work. Congress-MVA candidate Jayashri Jadhav on Saturday … Read more

Raj Thackeray became BJP’s loudspeaker after securing amnesty from Central agencies: Sanjay Raut

In a dig, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Wednesday said Raj Thackeray has become a “loudspeaker” of BJP after securing “amnesty” from Central probe agencies, a day after the MNS chief batted for the Uniform Civil Code and stressed the need for controlling the population growth in the country. Stating that Hindutva runs in … Read more

Sharad Pawar meets PM Modi as central agencies target MVA leaders

NCP chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi against the backdrop of central agencies intensifying investigation against leaders of the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi. Pawar was closeted with Modi at the Prime Minister’s Office in Parliament for nearly 20 minutes. The meeting comes on a day when the CBI took custody of former … Read more

Assembly polls: SP in UP, Congress in Goa have advantage over BJP, says Sena’s Raut

Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday said the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party has an edge over the ruling BJP in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls currently underway. Goa was facing a “khichdi” situation but the Congress has an advantage over the BJP, which has been in power in the neighbouring state since … Read more

Sanjay Raut disputes PM Modi’s claim about sacking of Hridaynath Mangeshkar from AIR

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Thursday objected to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s claim that musician Hridaynath Mangeshkar was sacked from the All India Radio (AIR) for presenting a poetry on freedom fighter Veer Savarkar. Asked by a reporter whether the PM had made the reference in view of the upcoming Goa Assembly elections, Raut … Read more

BJP has included land, drug mafia into party, will not get majority in Goa: Sanjay Raut

Flaying the BJP leadership ahead of the assembly polls in Goa, the Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has made a new face of itself in Goa by adding the land and drug mafia to the party. He also said that the party will not get the … Read more

Shah’s claim that BJP made it clear Fadnavis will be Maha CM in 2019 far from reality: Raut

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Monday said Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s claim that he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made it clear that BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis will become the chief minister of Maharashtra after the 2019 state polls is “far from reality”. It was the BJP which “ditched” the Shiv Sena in … Read more

Big challenge before Rahul, Priyanka to revive Congress: Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday said Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra have a big challenge before them of reviving their party. In his weekly column ‘Rohkthok’ in the Sena mouthpiece Saamana, Raut, whose party shares power with the Congress and NCP in Maharashtra, said the Gandhi siblings should take inspiration … Read more