Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut on Wednesday said Eknath Shinde "himself is Hamas", as he countered the Maharashtra chief minister's comment about Uddhav Thackeray's Shiv Sena faction being capable of joining hands with "Hamas and Lashkar-e-Taiba for their own selfishness". Taking a dig at Shinde and his aide Bharatiya Janata Party, Raut said, "He (Eknath Shinde) is himself Hamas... This shows how many dirty worms the BJP has planted in your mind." CM Shinde at the Dussehra rallt in Mumbai's Azad Maidan said, "You back-stabbed Bal Thackeray by committing dishonesty with his ideological legacy. I won't be surprised if they ally with terrorist groups like Hamas and Lashkar-e-Taiba for their own selfish motives." Thackeray and Shinde, leaders of the split factions of the Shiv Sena, organized separate Dussehra rallies this year in Mumbai for the first time in the history of the party.
The first meeting of the Coordination Committee of the I.N.D.I.A. (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance) is scheduled to take place at NCP chief Sharad Pawar's residence in Delhi on September 13. INDIA bloc held its third meeting in Mumbai on September 01 and announced a 14-member coordination committee. The names of 13 members have been announced; however, the name from TMC is yet to be revealed. TMC had nominated Abhishek Banerjee for the meet, who is being summoned by the ED today. Talking about his summon, Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut said BJP is deliberately doing this because they don't want Banerjee to attend the meet.
A day after NCP Leader Ajit Pawar joined Maharashtra Government and took oath as Deputy Chief Minister of state, Uddhav Thackeray faction leader and MP Sanjay Raut on July 03 predicted that Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and the 16 MLAs are going to be disqualified. Meanwhile, Union MSME Minister Narayan Rane rubbished Raut’s claim and said the government will go on till 2024.
Amid the ongoing Maharashtra political crisis, NCP Chief Sharad Pawar, Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut and other political leaders have come forward to express their views on the big political move by Ajit Pawar. On 2nd July, Ajit Pawar took oath as Maharashtra’s Deputy CM joining the Eknath Shinde-led government in Maharashtra. He will be sharing the post with BJP’s Devendra Fadnavis. Ajit Pawar was rumoured to be unhappy about being denied the post of NCP’s state unit chief after Supriya Sule and Praful Patel were made the working presidents of the Nationalist Congress Party.
While addressing a press conference in Mumbai, Shiv Sena Leader (Uddhav Faction) Sanjay Raut on June 24 said that Uddhav Thackeray has said in the Opposition meeting that, if there will not be a power change in 2024, then this will be the last election, so to protect democracy, the Opposition parties have to stay united and fight the election. Whereas on June 23, BJP Leader Smriti Irani taking a jibe at the Opposition leader said, “Alliance of selfishness, India on target. The political parties which did not see eye to eye with each other, united with a resolve that deprives India of economic progress. Whenever these political parties come together, they bring corruption, nepotism and economic progress of the nation. They brought with them the allegation of narrowing.” The Opposition meeting took place on June 23 in Bihar’s Patna where the Oppositions leaders had gathered to formalise the strategy for 2024 polls.
24 June,2023 04:53 PM IST
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