SANJAY RAUT

  • Wasn't talking about revoking Muslims voting right but about ending vote bank politics: Uddhav Thackeray April 15, 2015

    Mumbai: After being attacked from all quarters, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday clarified his party leader Sanjay Raut's remarks calling for the revocation of voting rights of Muslims. Thackeray said that Raut merely spoke about how Muslims are often exploited by several political parties as a vote bank....
  • Rajnath Singh evades queries on Sena's demand April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday refused to be drawn into the controversy over ally Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's demand for scrapping voting rights of Muslims. The Home Minister, who was speaking on the sidelines of a meeting on 'Untouchability No More', was queried about the editorial in...
  • Owaisi slams Sanjay Raut, says no one can take away voting rights of Muslims April 13, 2015

    AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi has slammed Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut for demanding the revocation of voting rights of Muslims. Owaisi said no one can take away the voting rights of Muslims. He also asked the Centre to clarify its stand on Sanjay Raut's remark. "No one can take away...
  • India can ill-afford Shiv Sena and Owaisis agenda of communal hatred April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut's statement advocating the disenfranchisement of Muslims in India comes as no shock to me. And just as I have moved the National Commission for Minorities and Election Commission of India to act against his hate speech BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj, who advocated Hindu...
  • Maharashtra Congress demands cancellation of Sanjay Raut's Rajya Sabha membership April 13, 2015

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Congress unit on Monday demanded action against Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut and cancellation of his Rajya Sabha membership after he called for revoking the voting rights of Muslims. In an article in party's mouthpiece Saamana, Raut said revoking voting rights of Muslims will also ensure the...
  • BJP ally Shiv Sena calls for revoking voting rights of Muslims to end vote bank politics April 12, 2015

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Saturday stirred a fresh controversy as it called for revoking voting rights of Muslims. The article written by Sena leader Sanjay Raut in party's mouthpiece Saamana said revoking voting rights of Muslims will also ensure the end of votebank politics. The article said, "Till Muslims are...
  • Shiv Sena protests against Pakistan's invite to separatists on its National Day celebrations March 23, 2015

    Mumbai: The Centre has come under fire from all quarters over the Pakistan High Commissioner's invite to separatists. Bharatiya Janata Party ally Shiv Sena also carried out a protest in Delhi and urged the Centre to act on the matter. Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, "Pakistan envoy's invite to separatists...
  • Mani Shankar Aiyar says it was unjust to hang Afzal Guru, Shiv Sena hits back March 3, 2015

    A war of words broke between Congress and Shiv Sena over the hanging of 2003 Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said it was unjust to hang Afzal Guru. Aiyar said, "I was very upset over Afzal Guru being hanged. There was no evidence to hang...
  • Land bill: Shiv Sena to launch awareness drive for farmers February 26, 2015

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday asked party workers to travel across Maharashtra to aware farmers about the Centre's proposed land reforms bill, party sources said. Thackeray's decision came after a series of meetings on Wednesday with senior leaders, legislators, parliamentarians and district-level activists about the ramifications of the...
  • Shiv Sena wants 'secular' & 'socialist' dropped from the constitution: Reactions from across the country January 28, 2015

    The Bharatiya Janata Party led government at the Centre is facing yet another controversy after its ally Shiv Sena said it wants the words 'socialist' and 'secular' removed from the Preamble of the Constitution of India. CNN-IBN asks whether Shiv Sena is playing with fire. ...
  • Shiv Sena vs Secularism: Are politicians playing with fire? January 28, 2015

    The Bharatiya Janata Party led government at the Centre is facing yet another controversy after its ally Shiv Sena said that they welcome the removal of the words 'socialist' and 'secular' from the Constitution. ...
  • Words 'secular' ,'socialist' must be removed from Constitution, India belongs to Hindus, says Shiv Sena January 28, 2015

    Mumbai: The Bharatiya Janata Party led government at the Centre is facing yet another controversy after its ally Shiv Sena said it wants the words 'socialist' and 'secular' removed from the Preamble of the Constitution of India. "Removing the words socialist and secular is not controversy but the feeling of crores...
  • Shiv Sena: 'Principal opposition' in Maharashtra, BJP ally at Centre November 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid reports of a possible rapprochement between BJP and Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, a senior Sena leader on Sunday said that his party would fully support Government agenda in Parliament session beginning on Monday and rumblings in Maharashtra will have no bearing on their relationship at the Centre....
  • Former BJP ally Shiv Sena to be the 'principal opposition' party in Maharashtra Assembly November 23, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena will play the role of principal Opposition in the winter session of the Maharashtra Assembly beginning December 8, party leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday said. "I have no knowledge of any talks between my party and BJP. As of now, we are an opposition party and will...
  • Talks on with BJP, no ultimatum issued, says Sena's Sanjay Raut November 8, 2014

    Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said the final decision will be taken by party chief Uddhav Thackeray. Raut said, "Talks are still on with BJP. No ultimatum has been given. Uddhav Thackeray will take a final call." The remarks came after sources said that the Sena has started paperwork to...
  • Senior leaders to take final call on Shiv Sena-BJP alliance: Sanjay Raut October 30, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, "All senior leaders are to meet today, by late evening the result should be out regarding the much awaited alliance." ...
  • Maharashtra: Wait till new CM takes oath, says Sena on supporting BJP October 28, 2014

    Mumbai: Asserting that it has not demanded any specific portfolios from BJP, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday said that it will wait till the swearing-in of new Chief Minister before taking a final call on supporting its former ally. "There is a lot of false news being spread in the...
  • Maharashtra polls: It's not India-Pakistan but just an alliance, says Shiv Sena October 27, 2014

    The Shiv Sena mouthpiece viewed as the most accurate barometer of the party leaders hip's views on Monday hailed the Modi-Shah duo for ensuring victory for the BJP in Maharashtra and pledged support to whoever would be the Chief Minsiter. ...
  • Sena-BJP together would've won over 200 seats: Sanjay Raut October 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Had the Shiv Sena and BJP contested the Maharashtra Assembly elections together, they would have won more than 200 seats, Sena's Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut has said. However, the voters have brought the two parties to such a situation that they should come together to form the next government,...
  • Uddhav Thackeray will decide the Shiv Sena-BJP alliance, says Sanjay Raut October 19, 2014

    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 October 18, 2014

    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 October 15, 2014

    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 October 14, 2014

    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...