Pune: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut praises former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis but…
Raut also commented on the Hindutva issue. He said, “Out Hindutva is not political. We have never used Hindutva for political gains. Shiv Sena has put forward its Hindutva-based stand on several issues even today. Ringing bells and wearing janeu is not Hindutva. The opposition parties should learn Hindutva from the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).
Raut criticized the opposition parties of opposing the development of state under the garb of political opposition. He said, “There is good communication and coordination between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Similarly there should be good communication between the Chief Minister and Leader of Opposition of the state. Unfortunately this is not happening. Opposition leaders should understand that just because they have been deprived of power does not mean that they will oppose the state.”
Raut said, “Pune has always remained the political centre of Maharashtra and national level politics. During Balasaheb Thackeray’s period it shifted to Mumbai. It was due to Balasabeb that the political strings were pulled from Mumbai, but now all important people are from Pune.”