Candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections have been announced and currently the political environment in the state is hot. Previously, the ruling party and the opposition clashed over the candidacy of Sambhija Raje Chhatrapati. Sambhiji Raje made serious accusations against Shiv Sena while he was withdrawing from the elections. However, when Shrimant Shahu Maharaj criticized Sambhaji Raje and sided with Shiv Sena, a new controversy started. Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut met with Shahu Maharaj in Kolhapur while Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had a phone conversation with him.
Against the background of all these developments, supporters of Sambhaji Raje strongly criticized Sanjay Raut. BJP MLA Nitesh Rane had alleged that Sanjay Raut was trying to burn down Chhatrapati’s house. Sanjay Raut has responded to these accusations while he was speaking in Pune.
What did Nitesh Rane say?
“Yesterday I was setting fire to Thackeray’s house. Today it’s time to get to Chhatrapati’s house. So sometimes the bodyguards around them must have 10 minutes off or send them on leave. Such people don’t need bodyguards. I’m saying that a small Maratha community should take over. Balasaheb Thackeray’s house was burned down, he has burned Chhatrapati’s house down today,” said Nitesh Rane.
“Sanjay Raut set fire to Raj and Uddhav Thackeray; Now they have gone to Chhatrapati’s house.”
“It just came to our attention then. I can assure you that Sanjay Raut will have to pay the price for setting this on fire,” Nitesh Rane had said.
Answer from Sanjay Raut –
“Kings have no followers, kings only have subjects. This is the first time I’ve heard that the king has followers. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj had no followers. All the Mavals, the entire kingdom belonged to him. They were not kings of a caste, sect. The Prime Minister has no supporters, the country belongs to him. The Chief Minister has no supporters, the State is his. He too belongs to kings,” said Sanjay Raut.
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When asked about Sambhaji Raje’s discontent, he said, “Sambhaji Raje and we have started talking. They are friends with all of us. There are such ups and downs in politics. If you are in politics, such shocks must be digested. Let them come into politics those who have the power to digest”.
What a thing! After Shahu Maharaj sided with him, Uddhav Thackeray had a conversation on the phone; Making sure, he said, “I love you.”
Devendra Fadnavis said that during the opening of a chess tournament in Pune, one has to be careful about both politics and chess. If you miss a single move, you are doomed. He also said that we had lost the 2019 Assembly elections because of a similar mistake. Reacting to that, Sanjay Raut said: “We also have chess pieces. There is no match as skillful as Shiv Sena in domestic sports. Sharad Pawar is the president of the Wrestling Association. We have all the games. We don’t just have one music chair, we have a chair.”