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Sanjay Raut goes on the offensive again, taunts BJP with scathing Saamana piece

The Sena MP in his column said that the BJP has already lost as the Sena was not even willing to talk to it on government formation. He further taunted the BJP by saying, "In spite of getting blessings from Delhi, you could not still ascend the th...

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Nov 10, 2019, 02.17 PM IST
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Sanjay Raut goes on the offensive again, takes on BJP with scathing Saamana piece
In his weekly column in 'Saamana', Raut likened the BJP to Hitler saying that it has reached its downfall.
MUMBAI: As relations between the BJP and Shiv Sena are turning cold, the Sena seems to have unleashed Sanjay Raut on them. Raut, Sena MP and Executive Editor of its Marathi newspaper ‘Saamana’, has once again gone on the offensive slamming BJP and Home Minister Amit Shah.

In his weekly column in 'Saamana', Raut likened the BJP to Hitler saying that it has reached its downfall. "Those who have been terrorizing for five years are still reeling under terror. Things have turned against them. You have to acknowledge that Hitler is dead and the shadow of slavery has ended when the threats of fear do not lead to a government formation," said Raut.

He further added that the investigating agencies and police personnel should work in a unbiased and courageous manner as there could be a change of government in Maharashtra.

The Sena MP said that Maharashtra’s political future would be decided from within the state and not by diktats from Delhi. "After the Maharashtra polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared that Devendra Fadnavis would be the next Chief Minister. However, Fadnavis has not been able to take an oath even after 15 days having passed. This is because Amit Shah has kept away from Maharashtra’s affairs," said Raut.

The Sena MP in his column said that the BJP has already lost as the Sena was not even willing to talk to it on government formation. He further taunted the BJP by saying, "In spite of getting blessings from Delhi, you could not still ascend the throne. This time Uddhav Thackeray would decide who will be Maharashtra’s CM."

Continuing his attack, Raut said that the decision of Sharad Pawar and Congress would be crucial. He, however, added, "Whatever happens, there will be no BJP Chief Minister; there is political unanimity on that because every (political party) wants to end the politics of revenge, pulling down people and remove a climate of slavery."

Raut is the only Shiv Sena leader who has been commenting on the political slugfest between Sena and BJP. In the past few days, no other leader in the Sena has spoken as publicly and stringently against the BJP as Raut.

The writing of Raut’s — whose style mirrors that of the late Sena Chief Bal Thackeray — has always been unleashed by the party on ally BJP whenever relations between the two have turned frosty.

Whenever there has been a Saamana editorial criticial of the BJP, it is seen as a sign that things are not well between the two and that Sena wants something from the BJP.

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