Shiv Sena MP belonging to the Uddhav Thackeray faction Sanjay Raut has taken a dig at the BJP while heaping praise on former Congress president Rahul Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi called and checked on me yesterday despite his busy schedule amid Bharat Jodo Yatra. He said we were concerned about your well-being & said take care, we will work together again said Raut quoted by ANI
In a dig at BJP Raut remarked, Rahul Gandhi is one such person who stays connected as friends against ideological and political differences. I have friends in BJP as well but they were happy when I was in jail, this is politics of Mughal era.
It may be recalled that Raut had warned of a split with the Congress, saying ‘defaming Veer Savarkar was unacceptable’ to Shiv Sena (UBT).
As per ANI report, During the Maharashtra leg of his Bharat Jodo Yatra last week, Gandhi claimed that V D Savarkar took pension from the British rulers in lieu of working against the country and had pleaded with the Raj to be pardoned.
Responding to Gandhi’s remark, Raut said the statement might result in a rift in the MVA, which comprises the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party, apart from the Uddhav Sena.