Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut met former Congress presidents Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and said “everything is fine”, signalling an end to the row over V D Savarkar.
As per PTI report, The Thackeray faction of the Shiv Sena was upset over Rahul Gandhi’s strident attack of Savarkar, a revolutionary leader revered in Maharashtra, leading to friction in the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi coalition with the Congress and NCP in the state.
#WATCH | We will definitely attend the opposition meeting today and will participate in the protest as well. We give utmost priority to the unity of Opposition. The opposition is united in Maharashtra and also in the country: Sanjay Raut, Uddhav Thackeray faction pic.twitter.com/e9LCpceYmU
— ANI (@ANI) March 29, 2023
NCP supremo Sharad Pawar had asked Rahul Gandhi to tone down the criticism of Savarkar and reminded the Congress leader that the real fight of the opposition parties was with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP.
We have already had discussions (with Congress) two days ago, regarding our internal issues. We did not attend the meeting at Kharge ji’s residence but the opposition is united in Maharashtra and also in the country, Sanjay Raut, Uddhav Thackeray faction told ANI