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Sanjay Raut claims Nitish Kumar, Chandrababu Naidu unhappy with cabinet portfolios

Updated on: 11 June,2024 02:11 PM IST  |  Mumbai
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Sanjay Raut alluded to Nitish Kumar & Chandrababu Naidu as "dissatisfied souls"; he accused BJP of failing to please its partners with portfolio allocations.

Sanjay Raut claims Nitish Kumar, Chandrababu Naidu unhappy with cabinet portfolios

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Sanjay Raut claims Nitish Kumar, Chandrababu Naidu unhappy with cabinet portfolios

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut said on Tuesday that BJP allies Nitish Kumar and N Chandrababu Naidu are dissatisfied with their cabinet portfolios. Speaking to reporters, he invoked the term "bhatakti aatma" (wandering restless spirit), which Prime Minister Modi had used for NCP (SP) president Sharad Pawar, claiming that this restless soul would not stop till the BJP-led governments at the Centre and in Maharashtra were deposed.

Raut said that if RSS president Mohan Bhagwat considered the NDA administration at the Centre was not advantageous to the country, he should take steps to remove it. He alluded to Nitish Kumar and Chandrababu Naidu as "dissatisfied souls" and accused the BJP of failing to please its partners with portfolio allocations, reported PTI. 

"There are two 'atrupta aatmas' (dissatisfied souls) in the Centre -- (Bihar Chief Minister) Nitish Kumar and (TDP chief) Chandrababu Naidu. You (BJP) should satisfy these two atrupta aatma. The way portfolios have been allocated, it seems all souls are dissatisfied, especially the NDA allies," Raut said.

According to the report, in the most current cabinet allocation, Nitish Kumar's Janata Dal-United's Lalan Singh earned the Panchayati Raj, Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairy Ministries. K Rammohan Naidu of the TDP has been appointed minister of civil aviation. Raut stated that JD(S) leader H D Kumaraswamy was given the "most rejected" portfolio, which included Heavy Industries and Steel.

Raut criticised the BJP of hoarding critical portfolios for themselves and pointed out the absence of a Muslim minister in Modi's cabinet, arguing it violated the Constitution. He claimed that Modi's actions during the elections were intended to create differences between Hindus and Muslims because he believed Muslims did not vote for the BJP, the PTI report added. 

"Modi had made it clear during the polls. They want to place a wedge between Hindus and Muslims in the country. He thinks Muslims have not voted for the BJP, which is why they are not in the cabinet," Raut alleged.

Raut also criticised the lack of "life" in groups such as the Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena, the Ajit Pawar-led NCP, and Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena, claiming that these parties were founded out of fear and to weaken the Shiv Sena (UBT) and NCP (Sharad Pawar), it further stated.

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