Sanjay Raut

  • Leaders pay tribute to Gopinath Munde 04-06-2014 11:32 AM

    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 02-06-2014 03:20 PM

    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 26-05-2014 12:40 PM

    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 swearing-in ceremony 24-05-2014 05:07 PM

    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 swearing-in ceremony on May 26. Shiv Sena spokesperson and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut...
  • Rahul Gandhi a foreigner, comes to India for a holiday, says Shiv Sena 15-05-2014 11:25 AM

    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...
  • Shiv Sena would do better than exit poll predictions: Sanjay Raut 14-05-2014 08:46 PM

    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 Marathi-speakers' votes -- would do badly in the polls. To...
  • Mumbai: Shiv Sena workers protest against Pak band, 20 arrested 04-02-2014 11:58 PM

    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 India-Pakistan band. Twenty people including three women have been arrested on charges of rioting, trespass, and...
  • No space for Pawar in NDA: Shiv Sena 31-01-2014 02:16 PM

    Even as reports of a post-poll 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...
  • Shiv Sena backs Modi's candidature as PM candidate 13-09-2013 11:28 AM

    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 05-09-2013 02:55 PM

    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 15-08-2013 03:36 PM

    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 for...
  • LoC killings: Shiv Sena-led union calls for ban on Pakistani actors 08-08-2013 11:27 AM

    Mumbai: In a direct fallout of the Poonch LoC killings, the Shiv Sena has now raised the anti-Pakistan 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 01-08-2013 08:20 AM

    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 16-06-2013 07:06 PM

    Mumbai/Chandigarh: Shiv Sena and Shiromani Akali Dal - the two remaining non-BJP 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 16-06-2013 04:49 PM

    Mumbai: NDA constituent Shiv Sena on Sunday termed as unfortunate the decision of the JD(U) to break away from the BJP-led 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...
  • Shiv Sena condemns protest outside Advani's residence 08-06-2013 10:45 PM

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena on Saturday said the pro-Narendra 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 08-06-2013 08:52 PM

    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 12-05-2013 05:10 PM

    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...
  • Ansari says suspend MPs who create indiscipline in Parliament 21-04-2013 03:01 PM

    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...
  • Sena continues its protest against Pak players in hockey league 14-01-2013 09:56 PM

    Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that the party would not allow Pakistani players and artists in India until the neighbour stops killing innocent Indians. ...
  • Granting Miandad visa an act of treason: Sanjay Raut 03-01-2013 04:09 PM

    He also said a probe should be launched into finding out who "in the government has relations with Dawood." ...
  • Maharashtra CM struck a deal by bringing Ajit Pawar back: Shiv Sena 07-12-2012 11:58 AM

    Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said Ajit Pawar was a self proclaimed innocent person. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 20-11-2012 11:59 PM

    Hours after Yashwant Sinha fired a salvo at party president demanding his resignation, sources in the party said that the BJP is not willing to sacrifice Nitin Gadkari at this stage. ...