SANJAY RAUT

  • Uddhav Thackeray will decide the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance, says Sanjay Raut 2 days ago

    Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that they had come to know that NCP had offered BJP support. "Sena members had a meeting on Sunday. Uddhav Thackeray will ultimately decide about the alliance. It was not only Sena's decision to break the alliance in the first place," said Raut. ...
  • BJP should support Shiv Sena if it falls short of majority: Sanjay Raut 3 days ago

    Mumbai: On the eve of Assembly election results, Shiv Sena on Saturday exuded confidence that the party will get majority on its own in Maharashtra to form the government headed by Udhhav Thackeray and hoped its long-time ally BJP will extend support in case it falls short of numbers. After breaking...
  • Uddhav Thackeray will be CM if people wish to make him CM, says Sanjay Raut 6 days ago

    Shiv Sena Sanjay Raut said that Maharashtra assembly elections 2014 would mark the end of coalition politics in Maharashtra. "Uddhav Thackeray will be CM if people wish to make him CM. Thackeray family is not keen on holding positions," said Raut. ...
  • BJP wants to break Maharashtra, says Sena's Sanjay Raut 6 days ago

    Ahead of the Assembly elections, Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of wanting to break Maharashtra. "BJP broke the alliance because of power. BJP wants to break Maharashtra," he said. ...
  • Maharashtra polls: Sena hit out at BJP for seeking votes in name of Shivaji Maharaj October 6, 2014

    Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party for seeking votes in the name of Shivaji Maharaj for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections. Raut said, "BJP never celebrated birth anniversary of Shivaji Maharaj and now they are seeking votes in his name." ...
  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray meets party leaders as BJP demands more seats September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday met his party leaders to discuss seatsharing in the Maharashtra Assembly polls. The meeting came about as ally Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) demanded 135 seats in the state. BJP leader Amit Shah even said on Thursday that the BJP will form the government...
  • Ties with BJP strong but CM candidate will be from Shiv Sena, says Sanjay Raut September 18, 2014

    Mumbai: After the Bharatiya Janata Party's climbdown on its demand for fighting 135 seats in the Maharashtra elections, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has said that ties between both the parties are strong. However, speaking to CNNIBN, he added that the Maharashtra Chief Ministerial candidate will be from the Shiv...
  • Maharashtra polls: Shiv Sena rejects BJP's 135seat sharing formula, says will fight on at least 150 seats September 15, 2014

    Mumbai: The divide in the Shiv Sena and its ally BJP has widened now as the former on Monday rejected the 135seat sharing compromise formula offered by the latter for Maharashtra Assembly elections. The Sena is adamant and said it will contest on at least 150 seats in the 288member...
  • Remove local police, bring in central forces in Belgaum: Shiv Sena July 28, 2014

    Speaking on the Belgaum border dispute, Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut said that the Centre should deploy its forces in the region and remove local police from there. ...
  • BSF security personnel gun down Pakistani intruder in Kashmir July 23, 2014

    Srinagar: The Indian security forces on Tuesday gunned down a Pakistani intruder in Kashmir. The Border Security Force (BSF) shot the intruder in the Kathua district when he tried to cross the international border. The development came after the Pakistani forces violated ceasefire and killed an Indian jawan in Akhnoor on...
  • Leaders pay tribute to Gopinath Munde June 4, 2014

    Leaders across the party line expressed shock at the sudden death of Union Minister Gopinath Munde in a road accident on Tuesday morning. Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan said, "I am deeply shocked to hear about the untimely demise of Gopinath Munde. He was an outstanding leader who belonged to...
  • Maharashtra polls: Next CM will be from Shiv Sena, says Sanjay Raut June 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party and its ally Shiv Sena are at loggerheads over the chief ministerial nominee. While the BJP wants to name one of its leaders as the chief ministerial candidate, the Shiv Sena has already projected party chief Uddhav Thackeray for...
  • Shiv Sena opposed to Pak, not Nawaz Sharif: Sanjay Raut May 26, 2014

    Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Monday expressed support for Narendra Modi's invite to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif saying his party was not opposed to him per se but to Pakistan. ...
  • Shiv Sena mum on Nawaz Sharif's presence at Modi's PM swearingin ceremony May 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Key NDA constituent Shiv Sena, which has been vocal against Pakistan for "sponsoring" terrorism in India, on Saturday chose to remain mum on its Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif accepting the invite to attend Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony on May 26. Shiv Sena spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut declined...
  • Rahul Gandhi a foreigner, comes to India for a holiday, says Shiv Sena May 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Shiv Sena on Thursday took a jibe at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for skipping Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's farewell dinner. Calling Rahul a foreigner, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said Rahul comes to India only for a holiday. "Rahul Gandhi is a foreigner, he comes to India...
  • Shiv Sena would do better than exit poll predictions: Sanjay Raut May 14, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut on Wednesday claimed his party will do better than the exit poll projections in Maharashtra. Talking to reporters, Raut, a Rajya Sabha member, also said that MNS Sena's rival in Maharashtra for the Marathispeakers' votes would do badly in the polls. To another...
  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena workers protest against Pak band, 20 arrested February 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena workers barged into the Mumbai Press Club to disrupt a press conference held by a Pakistani sufi band on Tuesday. The band named Meekal Hasan was here to announce a joint IndiaPakistan band. Twenty people including three women have been arrested on charges of rioting, trespass, and...
  • No space for Pawar in NDA: Shiv Sena January 31, 2014

    Even as reports of a postpoll alliance between Nationalist Congress Party and Bharatiya Janata Party do the rounds, NDA constituent Shiv Sena says that there is no space for Sharad Pawar in the coalition. Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut said on Friday, "there is neither scope nor space for Sharad Pawar...
  • Shiv Sena backs Modi's candidature as PM candidate September 13, 2013

    Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that party chief Uddhav Thackeray and Narendra Modi had a long telephonic conversation on Thursday night where Thakarey gave him his best wishes. The Shiv Sena has said that it backs Modi as PM candidate. ...
  • If SP raises Vanzara issue, then Durga issue should be raised: Sena September 5, 2013

    Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said if suspended Gujarat IPS officer DG vanzara issue is raised, then IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal issue should also be raised. Raut was hitting out at the Samajwadi Party was Durga was suspended by the Uttar Pradesh government. He said, "Vanzara has been in...
  • Shiv Sena backs Advani, says we must listen to PM on Independence Day August 15, 2013

    Shiv Sena also backed senior BJP leader LK Advani after he sent greetings to the Prime Minster Mnamohan Singh and his Cabinet. "We have the entire year ahead of us to comment on what the Prime Minister said. Today we must listen to him and let the critiquing be...
  • LoC killings: Shiv Senaled union calls for ban on Pakistani actors August 8, 2013

    Mumbai: In a direct fallout of the Poonch LoC killings, the Shiv Sena has now raised the antiPakistan rhetoric and called for a ban on Pakistani actors and actresses in the Indian film industry. The Chitrapat Sena, which is a union of the film Hindi and Marathi film industry, with...
  • Shobhaa De refuses to apologise as MNS slams her tweet on Maharashtra August 1, 2013

    Kolkata: The fallout of Telangana is having all sorts of implications. A tongue in cheek comment on Twitter by writer Shobhaa De has snowballed into a controversy. In the light of the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, the author tweeted that Mumbai could fancy itself becoming an independent entity. The Shiv...
  • Shiv Sena, SAD call JD(U) pullout unfortunate June 16, 2013

    Mumbai/Chandigarh: Shiv Sena and Shiromani Akali Dal the two remaining nonBJP constituents now left in the National Democratic Alliance on Sunday described as unfortunate JD(U)'s pullout from the alliance, calling it a decision taken in haste. Shiv Sena, which has 11 Lok Sabha seats, also felt that the...
  • JD(U)'s decision unfortunate, taken in haste: Shiv Sena June 16, 2013

    Mumbai: NDA constituent Shiv Sena on Sunday termed as unfortunate the decision of the JD(U) to break away from the BJPled alliance and said the hasty move will benefit the Congress. Shiv Sena spokesman Sanjay Raut, who is also a Rajya Sabha MP, told reporters that NDA will be at a...
  • Shiv Sena condemns protest outside Advani's residence June 8, 2013

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena on Saturday said the proNarendra Modi demonstrations outside BJP veteran LK Advani's residence need to be condemned by all political parties, including the BJP. Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut described Advani as the tallest leader of the country who practiced principled politics and said the...
  • Will only interfere when it's time to decide PM candidate: Shiv Sena June 8, 2013

    Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, while commenting on the ongoing rift within the BJP over Narendra Modi's role in the upcoming general elections, said, "What is happening at the National Executive is BJP's internal matter. Shiv Sena, JDU or Akali Dal will not interfere. If it is about NDA's campaign...
  • K'taka polls: Modi should've been projected as a Hindutva leader, says Sena May 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Criticising BJP for projecting Narendra Modi as a secular leader while campaigning for Karnataka Assembly elections, NDA ally Shiv Sena on Sunday said the part would have won, if it had projected the Gujarat Chief Minister as an outright Hindutva leader. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, "If we would...
  • Ansari says suspend MPs who create indiscipline in Parliament April 21, 2013

    New Delhi: Sending a strong message against 'competitive hooliganism' among MPs, Rajya Sabha Speaker and Vice President Hamid Ansari said, "I have witnessed, as you have, the propensity in the House to dispense with decorum, disregard the rules of procedure, treat them with contempt, and violate them with impunity." Ansari called...
  • No regional language test in UPSC; BJP, Sena protest March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Union Public Service Commission's decision to scrap regional language test in its exams has led to a controversy and the BJP and the Shiv Sena are calling the decision anti-people. The UPSC had proposed aptitude and English papers instead of regional language paper in the exams. Both the...