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  • Sanjay Raut appointed leader of Shiv Sena MPs of both Houses of Parliament   

    Mumbai: Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has been appointed as the head of party MPs in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, party sources said Tuesday. The Sena has 18 MPs in the Lok Sabha and three in the Rajya Sabha. Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray has written to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan, notifying her about Raut’s appointment, a party source told PTI. Currently, Anandrao Adsul is Sena’s party group leader in the

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    No BJP role in our decision to stay away from bandh: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut Monday dismissed talks of senior BJP leaders asking his party to stay away from the nationwide bandh called by the Congress to protest the rising prices of fuel. Raut asserted it was the Shiv Sena’s own decision to not take part in the “Bharat Bandh” and its stand had nothing to do with the BJP.

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    Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader plans biopic on George Fernandes

    Mumbai: A biopic on veteran leader George Fernandes is in the pipeline. Interestingly, the film is going to be produced by Sanjay Raut, a leader of the Shiv Sena, a party with which Fernandes-led trade unions clashed several times in 1960s. The script is ready and he is in the process of identifying a team for making the film which would be in Marathi and Hindi, Raut told PTI.

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    BJP president Amit Shah fails to break the ice, Shiv Sena firm on contesting upcoming elections solo

    Mumbai: BJP president Amit Shah has failed to dissuade the Shiv Sena from going solo in future elections. He failed to placate one of the oldest allies of the BJP, even after a marathon two-hour bridge-building meeting. Sena MP and spokesperson Sanjay Raut gave an indication of which way the wind is blowing.  “The decision to contest all elections solo in future was taken by the party’s National Executive…How can

  • Shiv Sena is BJP’s biggest ‘political enemy’, says Sanjay Raut

    Mumbai: In one of the sharpest attacks after the recently held Lok Sabha bypoll in Palghar, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut today described BJP as its  biggest “political enemy”. The country “does not” want the duo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah, but could “accept” the Congress or JD(S) leader H D Deve Gowda, he said.

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    Don’t ridicule Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Shiv Sena tells PM Modi

    Mumbai: The Shiv Sena on Wednesday told Prime Minister Narendra Modi “not to ridicule” Congress President Rahul Gandhi who announced his name for the country’s top post if his party is voted to power in 2019. In a sharp reaction to Modi’s criticism of Gandhi and terming his statement “sheer arrogance”, the Shiv Sena Rajya Sabha member and spokesperson Sanjay Raut said that in a democracy the Congress chief had every right

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    Shiv Sena, BJP tight-lipped over Deputy Chairman’s post in Rajya Sabha

    Mumbai: With the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) walking out of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance (NDA), the BJP leadership has now begun sending feelers of rapprochement to its estranged ruling ally the Shiv Sena. Sources in both the estranged ruling saffron allies neither denied nor confirmed reports about the Sena being offered the post of Deputy Chairman in Rajya Sabha.

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    Sanjay Raut calls on Devendra Fadnavis to be CM of a unified Maharashtra

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena, which has announced that it will contest assembly elections in Karnataka except in the disputed border area, will support the Maharashtra Ekikaran Samiti (MES). Sena has urged the Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to support MES instead of fielding seats in disputed areas of Karnataka. The Sena has also urged Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to visit the disputed areas and address the poll rallies to show he is

  • Lok Sabha 2019 Assembly poll results will be startling: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: The results of the 2019 general and state assembly elections would be “startling”, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut today said. He was speaking during a debate organised by a news channel here. Raut said, “The situation prevalent in 2014 is no longer there in Maharashtra or in the rest of the country. I admit that many people, who cannot win village polls, got elected as MPs and MLAs. However the situation has

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    Mumbai: Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut says missiles are just for exhibition at Republic Day parade

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena has once again lambasted the BJP-led union government over ceasefire violation by Pakistani rangers in Rajouri in J&K along the international border in which one officer and three jawans lost their lives. Reacting to the incident, Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha (RS) member remarked, “Pakistan used missiles in attacking our jawans. Are our missiles just for exhibiting and gathering applause at Rajpath? Are they just for

  • Shiv Sena alleges political vendetta behind Bhima-Koregaon violence

    New Delhi: In wake of the ongoing protests and bandh across Maharashtra against the Bhima-Koregaon violence, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday alleged that someone is trying to gain political advantage by creating all such nuisance across the state.