Sanjay Raut

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Sanjay Raut said ( about Sharad Pawar ) : “Sharad Pawar is meeting Rashtra Manch leaders today. He is a big leader and many people consult him on various issues including politics, economy. I won’t say this is a meeting of all opposition parties. SP, BSP, YSRCP, TDP and TRS also not in this meeting,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The parties in MVA - Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP - support the chief minister. They are standing together and will remain together. We are committed to run the government for five years," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 21, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The parties in MVA - Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP - support the chief minister. They are standing together and will remain together. We are committed to run the government for five years," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 21, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The parties in MVA - the Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP - support the chief minister. They are standing together and will remain together. We are committed to run the government for five years," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 21, 2021 3:26:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “It is his personal view. The party’s stand has been decided. The party stands by Sarnaik in his time of trouble,” External link

financialexpress Monday, June 21, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “This doesn’t suit Maharashtra’s culture,” External link

financialexpress Monday, June 21, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The parties in MVA - Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP - support the chief minister. They are standing together and will remain together. We are committed to run the government for five years," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 21, 2021 1:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "It is his personal view. The party's stand has been decided. The party stands by Sarnaik in his time of trouble," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 21, 2021 1:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "This doesn't suit Maharashtra's culture," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 21, 2021 1:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Chief Minister ) : "The parties in MVA - Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP - support the Chief Minister. They are standing together and will remain together. We are committed to run the government for five years," External link

india Monday, June 21, 2021 12:38:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Chief Minister ) : “The parties in MVA Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP support the Chief Minister. They are standing together and will remain together. We are committed to run the government for five years,” External link

india Monday, June 21, 2021 12:38:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The parties in MVA - Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP - support the chief minister. They are standing together and will remain together. We are committed to run the government for five years," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 21, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Chief Minister ) : "The parties in MVA - Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP - support the Chief Minister. They are standing together and will remain together. We are committed to run the government for five years," External link

irishsun Monday, June 21, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The only important point raised in the letter was about ‘being unnecessarily harassed’. If a letter is written over harassment, then the focus should be on what was the unnecessary harassment, and who, why and to whom the harassment is being meted out to,” External link

timesofindia Monday, June 21, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “A letter has been written. There is nothing more that I have to say about it. The letter speaks about harassment being meted out by central agencies. If he has written a letter because of this harassment then everyone needs to take cognizance of why this is happening,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Nana Patole ) : “Some political parties in Maharashtra are speaking of fighting polls on their own. That is their lookout. But let there be no confusion on this count. One leader [read Mr. Patole] of that party says that it will fight on its own, while other leaders of that party say the opposite. So, such parties must first come out of their own confusion and then talk about how to fight the election,” External link

Hindu Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Nana Patole ) : “Some political parties in Maharashtra are speaking of fighting polls on their own. That is their lookout. But let there be no confusion on this count. One leader [State Congress chief Nana Patole] of that party says that it will fight on its own, while other leaders of that party say the opposite. So, such parties must first come out of their own confusion and then talk about how to fight the election,” External link

Hindu Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “This matter has nothing to do with the Sena’s ‘culture’. We do not get in anybody’s way, but if someone [the BJP in this case] aggressively attacks us, then we have no option but to give them a taste of their own medicine” External link

Hindu Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “We stand by the opposition’s right to hold protests. But while doing so they must consider things that concern our faith, such a Shiv Sena Bhavan. What happened yesterday was unfortunate but there was no other alternative... Shiv Sena Bhavan is an exception in Maharashtra and this country; no protest must be held outside it,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Lord Ram and the fight for the Ram mandir is a matter of faith for us. For some, it is a political matter. The Trust formed for the construction of the temple should clarify if the allegations are true or false. The temple’s ‘bhoomipujan’ ceremony was also attended by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. They should also speak out. Ram temple is a matter of faith. People have made donations out of faith. Even Shiv Sena had contributed Rs one crore to the Trust,” External link

expressindia Monday, June 14, 2021 4:29:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : "The head of the trust should come forward and clarify the allegations levelled by the Samajwadi Party," External link

irishsun Monday, June 14, 2021 2:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Representatives of organizations like the Shiv Sena should have been included in the body as the Sena had participated in the agitation for the construction of the Lord Ram's temple… That was our earlier demand,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 14, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Lord Ram and the fight for the Ram mandir is a matter of faith for us. For some, it is a political matter. The Trust formed for the construction of the temple should clarify if the allegations are true or false. The temple's 'bhoomipujan' ceremony was also attended by Uttar Pradesh chief minister and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. They should also speak out. Ram temple is a matter of faith. People have made donations out of faith. Even Shiv Sena had contributed Rs one crore to the Trust," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 14, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “This entire thing shows that Uddhav Thackeray shares a cordial relationship with PM Modi and he is eager to resolve the state's issue by meeting the Centre’s top most leadership. This meeting was also a shock to BJP. BJP tried to topple the Maha Vikas Aghadi but they failed. By using central probe agencies, Amit Shah can threaten and poach one or two MLAs but not the entire party. To form the government, you need the support of the entire political outfit as the one and two MLAs support will not help to form the government,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “NCP could not expand beyond Maharashtra, while Shiv Sena despite its Hindutva brand did not get seats in other states while Congress is in power in other states but it cannot be compared with their strength in Maharashtra,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “We were like slaves, secondary people. The situation was quite bad... The fortunes of Shiv Sena have changed now,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 13, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Chief Minister ) : “The Chief Minister’s post will remain with the Shiv Sena for full five years. The post will not be shared…because it is a commitment which was given (by the constituents) when the Maha Vikas Aghadi was formed,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 13, 2021 2:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Swapan Dasgupta ) : “Dasgupta has been nominated by the President. This man had resigned from the Rajya Sabha to contest the assembly polls. He was defeated and within one month, he was renominated again. This has never happened in the history of the Rajya Sabha ever since it was founded in 1952,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The Central government is focussed on constructing new residences for the Prime Minister and the vice president. They will get new houses, but what about the citizens? Citizens have slipped into poverty, while in April 2020, 130 million people lost their jobs due to Covid-19,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “In the five years (2014-2019) attempts were made to finish off Shiv Sena, although they were in power with our support,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 12, 2021 9:59:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “I don’t want to comment on it. There is no official statement on it (RSS deciding to use state leaders as a face for Assembly polls). BJP owes its success in the last seven years to Modi. At present, Modi is still the tallest leader of the country and BJP,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:25:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "I don't want to comment on this…I don't go by the media reports. There is no official statement about this… The BJP owes its success to Narendra Modi in the last seven years and currently he is the top leader of the country and his party," External link

news18 Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "I don't want to comment on this...I don't go by the media reports. There is no official statement about this... The BJP owes its success to Narendra Modi in the last seven years and currently he is the top leader of the country and his party," External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:31:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “The CM met the PM alone for some time today. The relationship is of affection. The CM had personally called the PM who immediately received the call and gave him time,” External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:30:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "Prime Minister Narendra Modi listened to CM Uddhav Thackeray, deputy CM Ajit Pawar and Congress leader Ashok Chavan about various issues concerning the state. There will be some definitive decision in coming days," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 8, 2021 4:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “The social media is an effective medium to run a campaign or tarnish someone’s name. The BJP has been foremost in misusing this medium. They used it for [running] a smear campaign against Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. The same toolkit used by the BJP against their opponents has backfired and all attempts are made to ban the social media networks,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 30, 2021 1:18:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Here the twitter was effectively used to show the dead bodies floating in the rivers, the vaccination fiasco and others. The BJP has realised that citizens are no longer responding to their misleading and false campaigns and hence wants to rein in the social media networks,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 30, 2021 1:18:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “If there is unrest then the whole country has to pay the price for it. And if somebody is trying to create communal tension in such Union Territory then it is wrong,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 29, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Such illegal conduct is against the Constitution and does not suit a person holding high office," External link

newindianexpress Monday, May 24, 2021 3:22:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Such illegal conduct is against the Constitution and does not suit a person holding high office," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 24, 2021 2:30:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The elected government, the chief minister and other ministers are asking it. The governor’s failure to nominate 12 members is a violation of the Constitution, which has given him powers. You are insulting us” External link

expressindia Saturday, May 22, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told ( about Narendra Modi ) : "PM Modi is a large-hearted man. Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis toured the affected areas of Maharashtra and will surely apprise the Centre of the extent of damage and losses," External link

economictimes Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : "The prime minister is not conducting an aerial survey of Maharashtra to assess the damage caused due to the cyclone because he is aware that the state is being led by a strong and able leader like (chief minister) Uddhav Thackeray who is capable of handling all kinds of problems," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:23:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : "The prime minister is not conducting an aerial survey of Maharashtra to assess the damage caused due to the cyclone because he is aware that the state is being led by a strong and able leader like (chief minister) Uddhav Thackeray who is capable of handling all kinds of problems," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:35:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “This should not happen. You (BJP) have lost the election…you should accept that first. The way the Centre has given authority to the CBI, I think it is a political movement. And the way the Governor is taking political interest…the country will not like it” External link

expressindia Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “I was constantly in touch with him. He used to initially tell me that the Congress, as of now, did not seem to be in a mood to join hands with the Sena. He used to say keep making the efforts, I am sure the mood in the party will change. And it finally changed,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 16, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “In Varanasi, the dead bodies have piled up and there is no place to cremate them. We are seeing hundreds of bodies floating in the river which were found in Bihar. In Ayodhya, the Prime Minister conducted the Bhoomi Pujan for the Ram Mandir a few months ago, but now Covid-19 has caused huge havoc there. There is a shortage of oxygen, medicines, hospitals and vaccines and all that the state government in Uttar Pradesh is doing is sloganeering ‘Jai Shri Ram’. This may provide oxygen to a political party but not for the hassled people,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 16, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “A state minister is asking citizens to perform Yagna so that Covid-19 can be destroyed which is shocking. Some are advocating applying cow dung while others are consuming cow urine to fight Covid-19. What more can happen when our own prime minister is advocating fighting the Covid-19 virus by clapping and banging the utensils,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 16, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Maharashtra also faced a shortage of oxygen but our government controlled it well,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:17:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "There is a need to have a strong alliance of opposition parties in the country. But there can't be an alliance without the Congress party.It will be the soul. Leadership can be decided through consultations," External link

economictimes Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : "Even the Supreme Court has taken note of the state government's work. Maharashtra is fighting against the virus with all its might and CM Uddhav Thackeray and all his cabinet colleagues need to be complimented," External link

economictimes Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "There is a need to have a strong alliance of opposition parties in the country. But there can't be an alliance without the Congress party. It will be the soul. Leadership can be decided through consultations," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : "Even the Supreme Court has taken note of the state government's work. Maharashtra is fighting against the virus with all its might and CM Uddhav Thackeray and all his cabinet colleagues need to be complimented," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "There is a need to have a strong alliance of opposition parties in the country. But there can't be an alliance without the Congress party. It will be the soul. Leadership can be decided through consultations," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “All the attempts to topple the government in Maharashtra have failed and I don’t feel it will succeed in future as well,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:21:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “I had predicted Didi’s win right form the start… The BJP had thrown everything in the campaign to oust her. They used the levers of power by virtue of being the ruling party at the Centre. They used all their strength and money, but to no avail,” External link

Hindu Sunday, May 2, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : “So, the public of West Bengal have now answered the BJP in kind…however, people are now worried about rising COVID-19 cases than election results. Ms. Banerjee will need to address that immediately,” External link

Hindu Sunday, May 2, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : "Mamata has shown that Modi-Shah are not invincible" External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 2, 2021 7:03:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "A chief secretary is the state administration's head and if he succumbs to coronavirus, it reflects badly," External link

business-standard Saturday, May 1, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "A chief secretary is the state administration's head and if he succumbs to coronavirus, it reflects badly," External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 1, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The Supreme Court and high courts are concerned and taking up the matter. It is good and this would be beneficial for the country," External link

business-standard Thursday, April 29, 2021 4:54:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The Supreme Court and high courts are concerned and taking up the matter. It is good and this would be beneficial for the country," External link

economictimes Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The Supreme Court and high courts are concerned and taking up the matter. It is good and this would be beneficial for the country," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, April 29, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The Supreme Court and high courts are concerned and taking up the matter. It is good and this would be beneficial for the country," External link

thehindu Thursday, April 29, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The Supreme Court and high courts are concerned and taking up the matter. It is good and this would be beneficial for the country," External link

Hindu Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:59:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : "CM Thackeray is monitoring the situation at village level too. State public health minister (Rajesh) Tope, Deputy Chief Minister (Ajit Pawar). Each person, be it in the government or administration, is working with a vigour," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : "But in a big city like Mumbai, we have seen, the numbers have gone down to nearly half. The reason is (in Maharashtra) the chief minister and the administration are monitoring whether machinery is working at village-level or not," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : "CM Thackeray is monitoring the situation at village level too. State public health minister (Rajesh) Tope, Deputy Chief Minister (Ajit Pawar)...each person, be it in the government or administration, is working with a vigour," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : "But in a big city like Mumbai, we have seen, the numbers have gone down to nearly half. The reason is (in Maharashtra ) the chief minister and the administration are monitoring whether machinery is working at village-level or not," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “The Madras HC said the EC should be held responsible (for spreading the virus). PM Narendra Modi… will certainly take the Madras HC’s remarks seriously. But I have heard in the last few days that the government is planning to reward the retired election commissioner, under whose tenure the elections were held, by appointing him as a governor. However, we trust Prime Minister Narendra Modiji,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “PM Modi says Mamata Banerjee will definitely lose the elections in WB while union home minister Amit Shah said the Maharashtra government will collapse on its own. These are definitely not the answers to recover from the recession,” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 26, 2021 4:38:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “We need 80,000 vials of Remdesivir per day. Yet, why is the State getting less from the Centre? Who are the people who are playing with the lives of the people of Maharashtra?” External link

thehindu Friday, April 23, 2021 2:28:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “We need 80,000 vials of Remdesivir per day. Yet, why is the State getting less from the Centre? Who are the people who are playing with the lives of the people of Maharashtra?” External link

Hindu Friday, April 23, 2021 12:38:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut warned : “The practice of hiding numbers in some states has stopped...now we can only see patients on the streets, pyres burning everywhere and no space in cemeteries. If the situation is not brought under control now, there will be anarchy in the country,” “I sincerely feel that a special session of Parliament should be held where all MPs should express their views and discuss the Covid situation in their states. The Centre should hear the requirements of all states...It is a national crisis” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The practice of hiding numbers in some states has stopped now. After numbers being hidden, now we can only see funeral pyres being lit up at various places in the states and many patients out on the streets. There will be anarchy in the country if cases continue to rise, the number of infections is hidden and the situation is not brought under control,” External link

expressindia Monday, April 19, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The situation in the entire country is worrisome. Looking at the number of cases from many states, it is a war-like situation. Now the hiding of figures has ended in many states because there has been an explosion [of cases]. Patients are out on the streets, funeral pyres are burning everywhere, and there is no space left in burial grounds. If this continues and we are unable to control the spread, then there will be anarchy in the country. A special session of the Parliament should be convened immediately on the Covid-19 situation. Like earlier, we can follow social distancing during the session. The situation is serious,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 19, 2021 3:41:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : "Like the previous one (Mahabharat), nobody is following the code of warfare in this new Mahabharat as well...I believe Banerjee will win this election," External link

outlookindia Tuesday, April 13, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut asked ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : "Why Mamata didi is being punished alone by the EC when every political party is violating some or the other rules of the model code of conduct?" External link

outlookindia Tuesday, April 13, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut claimed : "Has the coronavirus disappeared in states which have a BJP chief minister? The Centre should provide vaccines and Remdesivir to Maharashtra. Everyone has seen how Remdesivir is available in BJP offices in Gujarat but it is not (made) available to Maharashtra," External link

outlookindia Monday, April 12, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut claimed : "Has the coronavirus disappeared in states which have a BJP chief minister? The Centre should provide vaccines and Remdesivir to Maharashtra. Everyone has seen how Remdesivir is available in BJP offices in Gujarat but it is not (made) available to Maharashtra," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 12, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “If someone tried to play games and put the Maharashtra government into trouble with a ‘prompted’ letter, such an attempt would not be successful,” External link

timesofindia Friday, April 9, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut claimed : “a political conspiracy against the Sena minister and the state government,” External link

timesofindia Friday, April 9, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “I know Anil Parab. He is a staunch Shiv Sainik and will never swear wrongly in the name of Balasaheb Thackeray,” External link

thehindu Thursday, April 8, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “I know Anil Parab. He is a staunch Shiv Sainik and will never swear wrongly in the name of Balasaheb Thackeray,” External link

Hindu Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:35:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “A new tactic has come to light wherein people who are in jail write letters. This is a political conspiracy. I know Anil Parab, he can never indulge in such work. I can assure that no Shiv Sainik can take a false oath in Bala Saheb Thackeray’s name,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "I know Anil Parab. He is a staunch Shiv Sainik and will never swear wrongly in the name of Balasaheb Thackeray," External link

timesofindia Thursday, April 8, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had held discussions with leaders of all parties including the Leader of Opposition before making the decision. The Maharashtra government has taken the decision for the people's good. Otherwise, the situation will be more critical. I feel the Prime Minister is also very concerned regarding the surge of Covid cases," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added ( about Gujarat High ) : "In the neighbouring state of Gujarat, the High Court has directed the state government to implement lockdown. It means the High Court also observed that lockdown is pertinent to tackle the situation," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:29:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had held discussions with leaders of all parties including the Leader of Opposition before making the decision. The Maharashtra Government has taken the decision for the people's good. Otherwise, the situation will be more critical. I feel the Prime Minister is also very concerned regarding the surge of COVID cases," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:29:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The main reason behind a large number of Covid-19 patients in Maharashtra is that the testing is being conducted on a large scale. That is not happening in other states. For that Maharashtra is being appreciated.... even the world is appreciating us," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 4, 2021 1:15:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “Maharashtra has shown a new path to anti-BJP parties in the country by running an ideal government of three ideologically different parties for the last one-and-a-half years,” External link

Hindu Friday, April 2, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “Maharashtra has shown a new path to anti-BJP parties in the country by running an ideal government of three ideologically different parties for the last one-and-a-half years,” External link

Hindu Friday, April 2, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “The results of the elections in the four states, especially Assam and West Bengal, will give a new direction to national politics and the nature of the Opposition alliance will be discussed,” External link

expressindia Friday, April 2, 2021 12:41:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Congress is giving a tough fight in Assam and the country is looking at the West Bengal elections,” External link

expressindia Friday, April 2, 2021 12:41:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “I do not think that the decision to implement a lockdown or not ought to be a political hot potato. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi was compelled to impose a countrywide lockdown last year. There are times when governments do not have a choice but to take stern measures to preserve human life. So, I do not think this is a matter for playing politics over,” External link

Hindu Thursday, April 1, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "I have never said Sonia Gandhi should be replaced by Sharad Pawar as UPA chairperson. There is a need to strengthen the UPA for the sake of the country. I just said there is a need to strengthen the opposition alliance. I haven't criticised Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi," "I fact, I have stood up for them whenever they were targeted by the political rivals," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, April 1, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "I have never said Sonia Gandhi should be replaced by Sharad Pawar as UPA chairperson. There is a need to strengthen the UPA for the sake of the country. I just said there is a need to strengthen the opposition alliance. I haven't criticised Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi," "In fact, I have stood up for them whenever they were targeted by the political rivals," External link

timesofindia Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:57:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "I am not in favour of a complete lockdown. The working class, businesses and the economic cycle will be affected. I spoke to the CM and he too is of the same view," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, March 30, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut asked ( about Chief Minister ) : “Can’t a political leader meet the Home Minister of a country?” External link

expressindia Monday, March 29, 2021 10:44:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “At the time of his (Waze) reinstatement, some leaders met me and I told them that he could create problems for us looking at his behaviour and style of functioning. I won’t name the leaders with whom I spoke, as these leaders and prominent people know about it,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 29, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Some things should become clear with time, otherwise it creates confusion. I can say with confidence that no secret meeting has been held between Sharad Pawar and Amit Shah in Ahmedabad or anywhere. Now put an end to the rumours," External link

economictimes Monday, March 29, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "When there was plan to reinstate Sachin Vaze into the Maharashtra police force, I had informed some leaders that he could create problems for us. His behaviour and style of working could lead to some troubles for the government," External link

outlookindia Monday, March 29, 2021 4:49:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “A complete lockdown will hit the economy of the state. The poor will suffer again. Industries, shopkeepers, traders and the working class will be hit hard. This is why I am not in favour of a complete lockdown,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 29, 2021 4:21:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Some things should become clear with time, otherwise it creates confusion. I can say with confidence that no secret meeting has been held between Sharad Pawar and Amit Shah in Ahmedabad or anywhere. Now put an end to the rumours," External link

timesofindia Monday, March 29, 2021 3:50:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "When there was plan to reinstate Sachin Waze into the Maharashtra police force, I had informed some leaders that he could create problems for us. His behaviour and style of working could lead to some troubles for the government," External link

timesofindia Monday, March 29, 2021 2:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "When there was plan to reinstate Sachin Waze into the Maharashtra police force, I had informed some leaders that he could create problems for us. His behaviour and style of working could lead to some troubles for the government," External link

timesofindia Monday, March 29, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “Deshmukh got the post of Home Minister by accident. Jayant Patil, Dilip Valse-Patil had refused to accept the post of Home Minister. Then this post was handed over by Sharad Pawar to Anil Deshmukh. This post has dignity and status…A person cannot work effectively as a Home Minister if he remains surrounded by suspicious elements…” External link

expressindia Monday, March 29, 2021 12:25:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “Deshmukh unnecessarily got into a confrontation with some senior officials. A Home Minister should speak as little as possible. Repeatedly going in front of cameras and ordering inquiries does not behove his position” External link

expressindia Monday, March 29, 2021 12:25:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “No senior minister immediately came to the rescue of the government. There was confusion for the first 24 hours and the public at large initially felt that the allegations were true…the entire narrative was hijacked by the opposition initially…” External link

expressindia Monday, March 29, 2021 12:25:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “Deshmukh got the home minister’s post by accident. Jayant Patil and Dilip Walse-Patil declined the post. That is why Sharad Pawar gave the post to Anil Deshmukh,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:20:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote ( about Anil Deshmukh ) : “Waze was a mere API in Mumbai police. Who gave him so many powers? Whose favourite was he? All this should come out,” “Deshmukh unnecessarily rubbed some police officials the wrong way. A home minister cannot function properly if he gets surrounded by suspicious officers,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:20:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “The (home minister’s) job is not only for accepting salutes but for giving a strong leadership. How can one forget that strong leadership requires honesty,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:20:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “Deshmukh got the Home Minister’s post by accident. Jayant Patil and Dilip Walse-Patil declined the post. That is why Sharad Pawar gave the post to Anil Deshmukh,” External link

thehindu Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “If a junior officer like Sachin Vaze was running a (money) collection racket from the Mumbai Police Commissioner’s office, why was the Home Minister not aware of it?...Vaze was a mere API in Mumbai police. Who gave him so many powers? Whose favourite was he? All this should come out,” “Deshmukh unnecessarily rubbed some police officials the wrong way. A Home Minister cannot function properly if he gets surrounded by suspicious officers,” External link

thehindu Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote ( about Chief Minister ) : “The [Home Minister’s] job is not only for accepting salutes but for giving a strong leadership. How can one forget that strong leadership requires honesty?” External link

thehindu Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The home portfolio is prestigious. The home minister should not be working in the company of suspects. He should speak the least, only if necessary once a while and keep a distance from the media. The man heading the police department is not there just to receive a salute, but is meant to offer strong leadership. How can we forget that such toughness comes from honesty?” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 6:19:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Parambir Singh ) : “If Waze was extorting money while sitting in the Police Commissionerate, then why was the home minister not aware of it? An extortionist API was defended initially in the state legislature but no one was ready to respond to Parambir’s allegations. This was terrible,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 6:19:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “Deshmukh got the home minister’s post by accident. Jayant Patil and Dilip Walse-Patil declined the post. That is why Sharad Pawar gave the post to Anil Deshmukh,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:34:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote ( about Anil Deshmukh ) : “Waze was a mere API in Mumbai police. Who gave him so many powers? Whose favourite was he? All this should come out,” “Deshmukh unnecessarily rubbed some police officials the wrong way. A home minister cannot function properly if he gets surrounded by suspicious officers,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:34:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “The (home minister’s) job is not only for accepting salutes but for giving a strong leadership. How can one forget that strong leadership requires honesty,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:34:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “Deshmukh got the home minister’s post by accident. Also Read - 86 Mumbai Cops, Vaze's ex-Colleague, Transferred Days After New Police Chief Replaces Param Bir Singh Jayant Patil and Dilip Walse-Patil refused to take responsibility. That is why Sharad Pawar selected Anil Deshmukh for the post,” External link

india Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote ( about Anil Deshmukh ) : “Waze was a mere API in Mumbai police. Who gave him so much powers? Whose favourite was he? All this should come out,” “Deshmukh unnecessarily rubbed some police officials the wrong way. A home minister cannot function properly if he gets surrounded by suspicious officers,” External link

india Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “The (home minister’s) job is not only for accepting salutes but for giving a strong leadership. How can one forget that strong leadership requires honesty,” External link

india Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : "Jayant Patil and Dilip Walse-Patil refused to take responsibility. That is why Sharad Pawar selected Anil Deshmukh for the post," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "If a junior officer like Sachin Waze was running a (money) collection racket from the Mumbai police commissioner's office, why was the home minister not aware of it?" External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : "Waze was a mere API in Mumbai police. Who gave him so much powers? Whose favourite was he? All this should come out," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : “That is why Sharad Pawar selected Anil Deshmukh for the post,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : "Deshmukh got the home minister's post by accident. Jayant Patil and Dilip Walse-Patil refused to take responsibility. That is why Sharad Pawar selected Anil Deshmukh for the post," External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote ( about Anil Deshmukh ) : "Waze was a mere API in Mumbai police. Who gave him so much powers? Whose favourite was he? All this should come out," "Deshmukh unnecessarily rubbed some police officials the wrong way. A home minister cannot function properly if he gets surrounded by suspicious officers," External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : "The (home minister's) job is not only for accepting salutes but for giving a strong leadership. How can one forget that strong leadership requires honesty," External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “For the last 17 years she has done a commendable job in leading the UPA, but you cannot ignore the ground reality. UPA has not progressed (electorally) and it’s a big concern for everyone,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Sharad Pawar ) : “Is it a crime to suggest Sharad Pawar’s name?” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “It’s not mandatory to be part of UPA to suggest that the entire opposition needs to be united if they have to take on the BJP,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The police department was issuing threats and messages to them that their files are ready. I was surprised that the lady officer continued in the same post for the next five to six months even after the MVA government came to power. One should not keep so much faith in the administration,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 26, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Sharad Pawar ) : “At the time of formation of the government, Pawar was not in favour of allowing those officials to continue on the same post. Had action been taken at that time, the leader of the opposition would not have got the opportunity to come to Delhi with those documents,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 26, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added ( about Sharad Pawar ) : "We came across such three-four officials. (NCP chief) Sharad Pawar also noted this. It was Pawar's view too that such officials should not be kept close," External link

newindianexpress Friday, March 26, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “The government should decide [on action against the officers]. Why is there a need to demand over it? ... Whosoever was involved in the formation of the [Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress] government [in 2019], their phones were tapped,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 26, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Bir Singh ) : “There is no such tradition [of resigning]. Who said there cannot be an impartial probe till one is on the post? If a retired high court judge probes, there is no need to resign,” “There are doubts on several aspects of that letter… There are doubts whether Param Bir Singh wrote the letter, or someone wrote it and he signed it” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 25, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The issue of that letter (written by Singh) is now over for the MVA government. Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has also welcomed any inquiry into this matter," "Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Anil Deshmukh were of the opinion that an inquiry be set up to probe the claims made by Mr. Singh in the letter. As a retired judge would be monitoring the inquiry, there is no need for removing Mr. Deshmukh from his post," External link

thehindu Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:49:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Fadnavis could have raised the issue with the state government which would have ensured the dignity of Maharashtra. But there is not even an iota of substance in it (the report) and hence, he came to Delhi. Delhi has the habit of bursting such damp firecrackers," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Before becoming governor, he was a pracharak of the RSS till yesterday. He was the chief minister of BJP (in Uttarakhand). He was a minister at the Centre. So, is it insulting to call him a karyakarta? If someone calls me a worker of Shiv Sena, I will say with pride that I am a worker," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The one who holds a Constitutional post should ensure the dignity of that post. Who is violating the Constitution sitting there?" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "We will keep saying this (that Koshyari is a BJP worker) until the governor approves the names of 12 MLCs. That list is not being approved because of pressure from the BJP," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : “The CM wants a probe, the home minister too wants it...A retired high court judge or somebody else [can probe it]. The probe will not be hampered till Uddhav Thackeray is the chief minister,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:43:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The documents are not serious at all. ..The report doesn’t have anything in it, it should be released and everybody should read it carefully. It does not have even a line against the way the government acted,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:43:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : “Government has its own rule, regulation and it has majority that is why we run the government. So, allow the government to carry out their work,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:42:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Anil Deshmukh ) : “If the chief of NCP has decided there is no truth in the allegations made on Deshmukh and there must be a probe, what is wrong in it? Levelling accusations has become a trend today.. If we keep taking resignations of everybody against whom accusations are levelled, running the government will become difficult,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 22, 2021 10:41:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “If somebody is trying to misuse central agencies to impose the President’s rule, I wish to warn them that you will burn in that fire. I wish to tell them their efforts will not succeed... Henceforth, we will not even respond to your allegations,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 22, 2021 10:41:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The allegations are very serious. The people call it a letter bomb but how much truth it has will be checked by the Chief Minister or Pawar Saheb. Because Anil Deshmukh himself has asked for an inquiry in the letter. In wake of this incident, each alliance partner of the government needs to introspect. They need to check if their feet are on the ground” External link

expressindia Monday, March 22, 2021 7:23:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The allegations are very serious. The people call it a letter bomb but how much truth it has will be checked by the Chief Minister or Pawar Saheb. Because Anil Deshmukh himself has asked for an inquiry in the letter. In wake of this incident, each alliance partner of the government needs to introspect. They need to check if their feet are on the ground” External link

expressindia Monday, March 22, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Anil Deshmukh ) : “The allegations are very serious. People call it a letter bomb but how much truth it has will be checked by the chief minister or Pawar Saheb. Anil Deshmukh himself has asked for an inquiry into the issue. In the wake of this incident, each alliance partner of the government needs to do introspection. They need to check if their feet are on the ground,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 21, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Anil Deshmukh ) : “The allegations are very serious. People call it a letter bomb but how much truth it has will be checked by the chief minister or Pawar Saheb. Anil Deshmukh himself has asked for an inquiry into the issue. In the wake of this incident, each alliance partner of the government needs to do introspection. They need to check if their feet are on the ground,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 21, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Something needs to be rectified and the ruling allies should come together to discuss how these stains can be washed off” External link

india Sunday, March 21, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Something needs to be rectified and the ruling allies should come together to discuss how these stains can be washed off” External link

india Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “I have not seen the letter and don’t know anything about it. If the matter is related to the government, the people from the government will respond,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 21, 2021 5:44:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “I have not seen the letter. I don’t know anything about it. If the matter is related to the government, the people from the government will respond. I will not speak about the issue that I don’t have complete knowledge about. I don’t know what allegations have been made,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 21, 2021 4:00:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “I have not seen the letter and don’t know anything about it. If the matter is related to the government, the people from the government will respond,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 21, 2021 2:32:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Mumbai Crime Branch ) : “There was no need for the NIA to take up the probe into the explosives-laden SUV and Mansukh Hiran case. The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and Mumbai police were capable of investigating them,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 20, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “I have not seen the letter. I don’t know anything about it. If the matter is related to the government, the people from the government will respond. I will not speak about the issue that I don’t have complete knowledge about. I don’t know what allegations have been made,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 20, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Mumbai Crime Branch ) : “There was no need for the NIA to take up the probe into the explosives-laden SUV and Mansukh Hiran case. The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and Mumbai police were capable of investigating them,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 20, 2021 9:41:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Mumbai Crime Branch ) : “There was no need for the NIA to take up the probe into the explosives-laden SUV and Mansukh Hiran case. The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and Mumbai police were capable of investigating them,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 20, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Sharad Pawar ) : “Sharad Pawar is one of the few leaders in the country who has the most experience of running coalition governments. Everybody has respect towards his ability and experience. So, in times of crisis of this government every side listens to him. He has a big role in bringing together this government as well,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 19, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “When such incidents happen and the entire credibility of a force is at stake, such changes become necessary,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 18, 2021 2:35:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Take names or don’t shoot in the dark,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told ( about Mumbai Crime Branch ) : “I believe Sachin Vaze is a very honest and capable officer. He has been arrested in connection with gelatin sticks that were found. One suspicious death also occurred. It’s Mumbai Police’s responsibility to investigate the matter. No central team was needed,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 15, 2021 1:04:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The Mumbai Police is capable of investigating any case. But they want to enter the state to try and destabilise it, demoralise the police to show the terror and pressure of the Centre. There was no need for a central team. The cops here can unearth a conspiracy, if there is one,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 15, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “The manner in which the NIA came to Mumbai for just 20 gelatin sticks [begs the question] – Did they want to investigate a terror angle or just wanted to arrest an officer called Sachin Vaze and settle their political score? Because, this officer, some months ago, had arrested their dear TV anchor in connection with a suicide-death case and investigated the TRP scam,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 15, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The Mumbai Police is capable of investigating any case. But they want to enter the state and try to destabilise it, demoralise the police and display that there is terror and pressure of the Centre… There was no need for a central team; Mumbai Police can unearth a conspiracy, if there is one,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 15, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "We respect the NIA but our Mumbai police could have done it too. Mumbai Police and anti-terrorism squad (ATS) are well respected but central agencies repeatedly enter Mumbai and try to demoralise Mumbai Police. Thus, it creates instability in the state and creates pressure on Mumbai Police and the administration," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, March 14, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "I believe Sachin Waze is a very honest and capable officer. He has been arrested in connection with gelatin sticks that were found. One suspicious death also occurred. It's Mumbai Police's responsibility to investigate the matter. No central team was needed," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, March 14, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Chief Minister ) : "The BJP and Centre are concerned about violence in West Bengal and that their people are being attacked. No one is talking about the attack on Marathi people for the last eight days. I appeal to the Chief Minister, Deputy CM to go to Belgaum with an all-party delegation to support our people," "The Maharashtra and Karnataka dispute is a language dispute. It shouldn't be stretched too far," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 13, 2021 5:07:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "If there are any issues raised by the Opposition in the Hiren death case, it should be investigated. If the Opposition provides information in the case, it should be investigated. But I do not think it is right to put the government in the cage of the accused before the investigation is completed. But no one should try to capitalize on his death," External link

newindianexpress Monday, March 8, 2021 4:15:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “In an alliance, we used to get only two to three seats and that too in an area where our party had not done much groundwork,” External link

timesofindia Monday, March 8, 2021 8:36:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Bengal Assembly ) : "The party will contest in all the Assembly constituencies where it has its presence," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 7, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut mentioned : "There is unrest against the government in Goa but at the same time the opposition parties are not doing their work properly," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 7, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote ( about Indira Gandhi ) : “People of India punished Indira Gandhi for her decision to impose Emergency. They taught her a lesson, but later forgave her by bringing her back to power. Emergency is an outdated issue. Why rake it up again and again?… The issued should be permanently buried,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 7, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “She was firm that the step had to be taken against the prevailing backdrop where provocation was done in an attempt to create anarchy. She was of the view that Emergency was imposed because democracy was derailed,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 7, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “She was firm that the step had to be taken against the prevailing backdrop where provocation was done in an attempt to create anarchy. She was of the view that Emergency was imposed because democracy was derailed,” External link

Hindu Sunday, March 7, 2021 3:02:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “It is wrong to politicise Hiren’s death and put the government in the dock. There are doubts about whether Hiren’s death was a suicide or murder. He was an important witness in the case,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 6, 2021 11:42:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "It is wrong to politicise this death and put the government in the dock. There are doubts whether Mansukh Hiren's death was a suicide or murder. He was an important witness in the case," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 6, 2021 4:33:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The home minister has handed over the case to the ATS, which is capable of solving it. Let us have faith in it," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 6, 2021 4:33:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The person’s death is unfortunate and shocking. People have doubts whether this is a murder or suicide and that doubt needs to be cleared at the earliest. Why was he murdered, for what reasons, who is responsible? The faster the home department brings out the truth about these questions it will be better for the image and reputation of this government,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 6, 2021 10:17:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : “A lot of people are curious to know whether Shiv Sena is contesting West Bengal polls or not. So, here’s the update after discussions with Party President Uddhav ji Thackeray. Looking at the present scenario, it appears like a ‘Didi vs All’ fight. All ‘M’s – money, muscle and media – are being used against ‘M’amata Didi. Hence, Shiv Sena has decided not to contest West Bengal polls and stand in solidarity with her. We wish Mamata Didi a ‘roaring’ success, ’cos we believe she is the real Bengal Tigress,” External link

thehindu Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : “A lot of people are curious to know whether Shiv Sena is contesting West Bengal polls or not. So, here’s the update after discussions with Party President Uddhav ji Thackeray. Looking at the present scenario, it appears like a ‘Didi vs All’ fight. All ‘M’s – money, muscle and media – are being used against ‘M’amata Didi. Hence, Shiv Sena has decided not to contest West Bengal polls and stand in solidarity with her. We wish Mamata Didi a ‘roaring’ success, ’cos we believe she is the real Bengal Tigress,” External link

Hindu Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added ( about Sharad Pawar ) : "This new alliance should be led by a senior leader like Sharad Pawar. If that happens, then many more parties can join the alliance in future. But this is not possible without the consent of the Congress. This future of the (restructured) alliance will depend on the sacrifice and liberality of the Congress," External link

business-standard Monday, March 1, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will not take any decision under pressure. To keep anyone in the cabinet or not is the CM's prerogative," External link

economictimes Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will not take any decision under pressure. To keep anyone in the cabinet or not is the CM's prerogative," External link

economictimes Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about India Company ) : "There will be no democracy left in the country, if there is no opposition. And this country will not be there if there is no democracy left. If there is no country left, then a ??Desi East India company will run the country," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : "But, there is a big difference in Puducherry and Maharashtra. The chief minister here is Uddhav Thackeray and the Shiv Sena is standing firmly with the two constituents of the (ruling) Maha Vikas Aghadi," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Where is the money going? Is it going to West Bengal? This is wrong, If it is so," External link

business-standard Monday, February 22, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The elections will be fought under the leadership of a party which has a stronghold in that city. We will also hold talks with the Congress to take it along with us,” External link

expressindia Monday, February 22, 2021 3:07:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “We will try to fight the polls together wherever possible,” External link

expressindia Monday, February 22, 2021 3:07:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “For instance, in Mumbai, Thane, Nashik, Kalyan-Dombivli, Sambhaji Nagar [Aurangabad], the Sena has a strong presence. In Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, NCP is stronger. We are in discussion as to how we can contest elections in these cities. NCP will have more seats. The idea to contest together will definitely bring a change of power,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 20, 2021 10:46:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “This was a masterstroke by Atal Bihari Vajpayee; and Pramod Mahajan too was involved in it. All parties had supported the candidature of Dr Kalam. I only know that Modi was not in the national political scene then. My knowledge or information might be inadequate, but was he [Kalam] Vajpayee’s choice, which was backed by everybody. It is laughable that some people are taking credit for everything that has happened in the country,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 20, 2021 10:02:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Where is the money going? Is it going to West Bengal? This is wrong, If it is so," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:36:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “There is democracy on papers in Jammu and Kashmir but there is no democracy at Ghazipur border (Delhi-UP border). I welcome the foreign delegation that they have found ‘darshan’ of democracy in J&K. But this same delegation should also visit farmers’ at Ghazipur border and Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana border) and ask them about the democracy,” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:12:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : “The police are investigating the case It is inappropriate for the minister to speak on the current controversy. The truth will come out in the probe. If Rathod speaks up, he’d face the allegation of influencing the probe. So, let’s wait for the probe report,” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "There is no division in the Shiv Sena over this issue. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has already ordered a probe. The state home minister has also given a statement. The decision regarding Sanjay Rathod's continuation on the post will be taken by the government," External link

economictimes Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "There is no division in the over this issue. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has already ordered a probe. The state home minister has also given a statement. The decision regarding Sanjay Rathod's continuation on the post will be taken by the government," External link

economictimes Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : "Rathod is a prominent minister of Shiv Sena in the government and he is the face of the party," External link

economictimes Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “There is no division in the Shiv Sena over this issue. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has already ordered a probe. The state home minister has also given a statement. The decision regarding Sanjay Rathod’s continuation on the post will be taken by the government,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : “Rathod is a prominent minister of Shiv Sena in the government and he is the face of the party,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Prime Minister Modi has made fun of the country's agitations. The BJP continued its agitation from the emergency to the Ayodhya movement, from inflation to the removal of Article 370. Had the Ram movement not happened, the BJP would not have been seen today. When PM Modi of that BJP ridicules protesters as 'andolanjeevi', the freedom movement is also insulted,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 14, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “What should the agitations by the BJP be called? The party held many agitations. Then they were done for political interests and to gain power, that is to say. The abrogation of Article 370 was the biggest movement of the BJP. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee did protest to revoke Article 370. Mukherjee's sacrifice is now called 'andolanjeevi'. When revolutionaries come to power, they take the sacrifice of ideals of revolutionaries first. This is happening in our country,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 14, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “However, it might have helped had he brought some incidents about the tardiness of justice and the failings of the country’s judiciary when he [Mr. Gogoi] was the serving CJI,” External link

Hindu Sunday, February 14, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : "Law will prevail and not what the Opposition wants in this case. Truth will always prevail. Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has already said that the case was being probed. Thackeray (who heads Shiv Sena) is a sensitive person and he will never do anything wrong. People of the state trust him," External link

timesofindia Sunday, February 14, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "We respect the governor. The government has upheld the Constitution... This is what I gather from my conversation with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray," External link

business-standard Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut says : "I don't think he will ever retire. He has a connection with Maharashtra. There are many leaders in your party, Azad sahab, but there are very few like you, who the whole country knows," External link

thehindu Tuesday, February 9, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut says : "I don't think he will ever retire. He has a connection with Maharashtra. There are many leaders in your party, Azad sahab, but there are very few like you, who the whole country knows," External link

thehindu Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:44:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut says : "I don't think he will ever retire. He has a connection with Maharashtra. There are many leaders in your party, Azad sahab, but there are very few like you, who the whole country knows," External link

Hindu Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "In the same 'closed room' that Amit Shah is talking about, Balasaheb ji gave his blessings to the BJP and many senior leaders for Hindutva... PM Modi and Amit Shah have benefitted. Everyone knows this," External link

timesofindia Monday, February 8, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : "If we're talking about 'closed rooms', the home minister should listen to the press conference that Devendra Fadnavis addressed in Hotel Blue Sea once again. He clearly said that in talks that took place in a 'closed room', Amit Shah and Uddhav ji were there. After that, it was decided that power-sharing and seat-sharing would be 50-50," External link

timesofindia Monday, February 8, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "In the same 'closed room' that Amit Shah is talking about, Balasaheb ji gave his blessings to the BJP and many senior leaders for Hindutva... PM Modi and Amit Shah have benefitted. Everyone knows this," External link

business-standard Monday, February 8, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : "If we're talking about 'closed rooms', the Home Minister should listen to the press conference that Devendra Fadnavis addressed in Hotel Blue Sea once again. He clearly said that in talks that took place in a 'closed room', Amit Shah and Uddhav ji were there. After that, it was decided that power-sharing and seat-sharing would be 50-50," External link

business-standard Monday, February 8, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Our celebrities did not sympathise with the farmers who have been agitating from the last three months. This demonstrates that the Central government is using them to neutralise the foreign condemnation. "The farmers are agitating not to create unrest or divide the country. It is a humanitarian struggle which is bound to receive support from across the world,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 7, 2021 9:55:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “We are in a democracy and we stand for freedom of speech. Hence, the state government allowed the Elgar Parishad event. It seems they have taken undue advantage,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, February 7, 2021 8:20:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The list was submitted to the governor long back. If the central government stands by the Constitution, it should recall the governor immediately because he has failed to adhere to the Constitution of India,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, February 7, 2021 8:20:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Cases of sedition are slapped on anyone asking questions of the government," External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 6, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "You should be ashamed of protecting him," External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 6, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “There has been no discussion from the Centre’s side on who was actually behind the violence, but over 200 farmers have been put behind the bar for the same,” External link

expressindia Friday, February 5, 2021 2:00:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Red Fort ) : "Our PM got very sad at the insult of tricolour at Red fort. The whole nation got sad about it. But the one who insulted the tricolour at Red Fort - Deep Sidhu- Who is he? Who he works for? You say nothing on that," "This Sidhu has not been arrested but over 200 farmers have been arrested and kept at Tihar jail with a sedition case slapped on them" External link

timesofindia Friday, February 5, 2021 8:19:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Prakash Javadekar ) : "This same man wrote such bad words for Prakash Javadekar . You should be ashamed of protecting such a man," External link

timesofindia Friday, February 5, 2021 8:19:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Maharashtra chief minister and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has specially sent me here today to meet Tikait sahab and convey to him that we, Shiv Sena, and the Maharashtra government are in their full support with our full might. I have come here with all our party MPs,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, February 2, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “The way vandalism unfolded here after January 26 and an attempt made to suppress the movement and Tikait, we felt it is our responsibility to stand by the farmers and extend support of the whole of Maharashtra, Shiv Sena and Uddhav Thackeray sahab,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, February 2, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : “The way vandalism unfolded here after January 26 and an attempt made to suppress the movement and Tikait, we felt it is our responsibility to stand by the farmers' and extend support of the whole of Maharashtra, Shiv Sena and Uddhav Thackeray saahab,” External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "We spoke to Tikait sahib, gave our message and expressed solidarity. The government should speak to farmers in a proper way. Ego would not help run the country," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 2, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Maharashtra is not seen in this Budget" External link

economictimes Monday, February 1, 2021 4:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Even Kannadigas staying in Mumbai would agree that Belgaum should be in Maharashtra,” External link

timesofindia Friday, January 29, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut asked : “There are Kannada schools and institutions in Mumbai which get support from the State government. Has the Karnataka government ever supported Marathi schools in that State?” External link

thehindu Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "We are going to boycott the President's speech tomorrow. This is the call of all the opposition parties. We won't attend the session tomorrow," External link

news18 Thursday, January 28, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut claimed : "Savadi should come to Mumbai and Maharashtra and ask the Kannada-speaking people, who will tell him that Belgaum and other Marathi-dominated areas in his state should be merged with Maharashtra," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 28, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "at least 10 to 12 persons from Maharashtra" External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Padma Bhushan ) : "Six persons from Maharashtra have been named for the Padma awards. We are all surprised. Maharashtra is so big. It makes a big contribution towards the country and the world in different sectors," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Padma Bhushan ) : "Such a state has received only six Padma awards. We felt at least 10 to 12 persons from Maharashtra should have been honoured," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Jai Shri Ram is not any political word. It is a matter of our faith, and I am sure that Mamata Didi also has faith in Lord Ram,” External link

india Monday, January 25, 2021 4:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Secularism of the nation is not threatened by the chanting of Jai Shri Ram slogans. Nobody should feel ashamed by the chanting of the slogans. I believe that Mamata ji also believes in God Ram," External link

timesofindia Monday, January 25, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "I saw yesterday farmers from different places in Maharashtra reached Mumbai. Will need to take care. The COVID-19 threat is still not over in Mumbai," External link

business-standard Monday, January 25, 2021 10:00:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The credit for the rise of today's BJP goes to Balasaheb. If Shiv Sena takes a different political stand in the interest of the country and Maharashtra, that doesn't mean the party has deviated from his (Bal Thackeray's) ideology," External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 23, 2021 5:30:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Arnab Goswami ) : “I think this is a threat to the country's internal security. Sometimes, such military secrets are not known to top officials. If a jawan is found to possess any such secrets or documents, he is court-martialled. Here, he [Arnab] knew that Balakot [air strike] will happen. This means there is a breach in national security. What action will the country’s home minister and defence minister take on this? This is a matter concerning defence. We ask them, ‘will you court-martial him?’” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 18, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Arnab Goswami ) : “I think this is a threat to country’s internal security. Sometimes, such military secrets are not known to top officials. If a jawan is found to possess any such secrets or documents, he is court-martialled. Here, he [Arnab] knew that Balakot [air strike] will happen. This means there is a breach in national security. What action will the country’s home minister and defence minister take on this? This is a matter concerning defence. We ask them, ‘will you court-martial him?’” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 18, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "There should be no city named after such Aurangzeb at least in Maharashtra. This (demand) is not religious blindness. Call it 'Shivbhakti' (devotion to Shivaji Maharaj), Maharashtra's self-esteem or the sense of history. Prostrating before those who find Aurangzeb dear! This is not secular behaviour!" External link

business-standard Sunday, January 17, 2021 5:07:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : "A 'secular' party like Congress is of the opinion that Aurangabad should not become Sambhaji Nagar. If it is renamed the Muslims, that is the minorities, will be upset and have a resultant impact on the vote bank. [Ultimately], it will create a question mark on their secular image. The ones who are opposing the renaming also raised the issue if rechristening will solve the issues of the people and development [there]. Whatever it may be, but there is a large section of people, in Maharashtra at least, who do not want to keep any corner [named] after Aurangzeb," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "I have written [the column] on what Aurangzeb was. No one should fall in love with Aurangzeb. Those who have the slightest of affection for Aurangzeb will not have it after reading today's Saamana. Aurangzeb was a cruel ruler, a fanatic, and he had no love for other religions. The Shiv Sena's stand is clear that nobody should be insistent on keeping any monument or any city named after Aurangzeb," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “There should be no city named after such Aurangzeb at least in Maharashtra. This (demand) is not religious blindness. Call it ‘Shivbhakti’ (devotion to Shivaji Maharaj), Maharashtra’s self-esteem or the sense of history. Prostrating before those who find Aurangzeb dear! This is not secular behaviour!” External link

financialexpress Sunday, January 17, 2021 2:44:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "There should be no city named after such Aurangzeb at least in Maharashtra. This (demand) is not religious blindness. Call it 'Shivbhakti' (devotion to Shivaji Maharaj), Maharashtra's self-esteem or the sense of history. Prostrating before those who find Aurangzeb dear! This is not secular behaviour!" External link

timesofindia Sunday, January 17, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told ( about Chief Minister ) : "I don't know. Maharashtra Chief Minister has clearly said that for us, it is Sambhajinagar and will remain so," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "This is the mantra of the Opposition. As soon as something happens, they start demanding resignations, and if this starts happening then we too will have to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Modi every day over farmers' agitation or other issues, and the farmers' agitation is something that calls for a resignation" External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Is it a crime to use the name of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje? There is nothing wrong in using the names of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj in government records and Twitter. It is public sentiment and the government functions on public sentiment,” External link

expressindia Saturday, January 9, 2021 5:40:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut asked : “Is it a crime to post Sambhaji Maharaj’s name on the official Twitter handle?” External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 9, 2021 4:53:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The political winds are changing in Nashik…the next Mayor will be from the Shiv Sena,” External link

thehindu Friday, January 8, 2021 12:46:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut alleged : “For the past one-and-a-half months, ED has been following up with us. We’ve given all the documents they demanded and showed our IT (income tax) returns and my Rajya Sabha affidavit. As the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) failed in their intention, they are now targeting our family members,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 4, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut claimed : “We have been getting messages from BJP leaders here [in the state] that they have prepared a list of 22 leaders from the three ruling parties to book them in various financial cases. Our MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly) Pratap Sarnaik [who, along with his relatives, has also been questioned by ED in another case] is one of them. A few state BJP leaders regularly visit the ED office and obtain important documents related to leaders from the ruling parties in Maharashtra. The BJP is playing a dirty game in political rivalry by involving wives and family members of the leaders who speak out against them,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 4, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “BJP, Congress, [Samajwadi Party legislator] Abu Azmi, AIMIM, all the political parties in the country know what is Shiv Sena’s stand on renaming Aurangabad Sambhajinagar. Hinduhriday Samrat Balasaheb Thackeray had renamed it 30 years ago; now the government has to give its stamp which will happen,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 4, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut asked : “If these cities and roads can be renamed, then why didn’t the BJP government approve the renaming of Aurangabad as Sambhajinagar,” External link

expressindia Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “There are no differences between the allies. We will sort the issue with our allies,” External link

expressindia Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “transferred from the Rs 1.6 crore,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 2, 2021 4:41:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut asked : “Then, who told BJP leaders that it is related to PMC Bank scam? Do they have an agreement with the ED?” External link

expressindia Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “this is a big case, as it has attracted the attention of the country” External link

expressindia Wednesday, December 30, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “We have nothing to hide. We have every paper that is to be shown to the agency. Those who want to hide something will either abscond or join BJP. We are not going anywhere neither quitting the Sena,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “We have nothing to hide. We have every paper that is to be shown to the agency. Those who want to hide something will either abscond or join BJP. We are not going anywhere neither quitting the Sena,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "It’s not a big deal. We do not have anything to hide. Whoever has something to hide, they either abscond, try to manage by putting pressure on the agency or join BJP out of fear," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “We have asked for about four more days,” “I have still not seen the notice but will reply to it as, despite differences, we respect the central agencies. It is an action out of political vendetta and everybody knows it. I am a Rajya Sabha MP and a lawmaker. I will respect the law despite some people holding it hostage and managing it to evade action,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "They showed me a list of 22 Sena and NCP MLAs who would be subjected to probes and made to resign. Pratap Sarnaik's name was among these MLAs. But I refused. After the BJP couldn't meet a November deadline to pull down the MVA government, the senior leaders are being hounded," External link

mid-day Tuesday, December 29, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Targeting women of a household is an act of cowardice. We are not scared of anyone and will respond accordingly. ED needed some papers and we have submitted them in time,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 29, 2020 5:44:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “We have not done anything wrong as we are lawmakers and respect the law,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, December 29, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Sharad Pawar ) : "I will hold discussions with NCP president Sharad Pawar too," External link

news18 Monday, December 28, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “In the last one year, Sharad Pawar, Eknath Khadse and Pratap Sarnaik got notices and now you all are discussing my name. All these people are crucial for government formation in Maharashtra,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, December 28, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “Targeting women of a household is an act of cowardice. We are not scared of anyone and will respond accordingly. ED needed some papers and we have submitted them in time,” External link

expressindia Monday, December 28, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “When you can’t finish off your opponents politically, weapons such as the ED or CBI are being uses blatantly against their family members,” External link

financialexpress Monday, December 28, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "When you can't finish off your opponents politically, weapons such as the ED or CBI are being uses blatantly against their family members," External link

timesofindia Monday, December 28, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "When you can't finish off your opponents politically, weapons such as the ED or CBI are being uses blatantly against their family members," External link

news18 Monday, December 28, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut warned : "Don't take 'panga' with me I am the late Balasaheb Thackeray's Shiv Sainik I will expose you all I have a list of 120 BJP leaders (scams) which the ED can investigate for five years. They will have to take flight like Nirav Modi or Vijay Mallya to foreign countries," "You send a notice or arrest us, the government will remain stable," External link

news18 Monday, December 28, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut contended : "Some senior leaders are meeting me continuously to attempt to convince me not to continue support to the MVA as they have made all preparations to bring it down. They even showed me a list of 22 NCP and Sena MLAs to prove their point," External link

mid-day Monday, December 28, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut declared : "This is a political war and we shall fight it only politically," External link

mid-day Monday, December 28, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut warned : "Don't take 'panga' with me. I am late Balasaheb Thakeray's Shiv Sainik. I will expose you all. I have a list of 120 BJP leaders (scams) which the ED can investigate for five years. They will have to take flight like Nirav Modi or Vijay Mallya to foreign countries," External link

mid-day Monday, December 28, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "When you can't finish off your opponents politically, weapons such as the ED or CBI are being uses blatantly against their family members," External link

outlookindia Monday, December 28, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut alleged : “Since the last year, leaders like Sharad Pawar, Praful Patel and others who were responsible for forming this government are being targeted. From the last three months, three people from the BJP have been frequenting the ED office and procuring documents from there. Since the last year, few BJP leaders have been trying to contact us with the message that the MVA government will soon be brought down. They said that they will use all agencies to achieve their aim of targeting opposition legislators and seeking their resignations. A list of 22 MLAs from the three ruling parties (Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Congress) was shown to be ready for action by these agencies. Pratap Sarnaik (who is facing an ED probe) was one of them. Since they have failed, they are now targeting our family members,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, December 28, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “I have sent my man to the BJP office to collect the notice,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, December 28, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut accused : “take on the BJP and its dictatorial tendencies” External link

expressindia Monday, December 28, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Sanjay Raut ) : “Mrs Raut has not received the notice. Even if we receive it, we do not care at all,” External link

timesofindia Monday, December 28, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The fact that states where the BJP is not in power are also part of the country is being forgotten,” External link

expressindia Sunday, December 27, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “I have not received any notice from ED and I do not care even if I receive it. They (ED) should do their work, if it would be legal and they should be more careful if it would be illegal,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 27, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT



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Chhagan Bhujbal said ( about Sanjay Raut ) : “What Raut has said is that if the Congress goes alone then Sena-NCP can come together. But there is still over three years for the next Assembly polls; by then all the parties in MVA will come together, and like Pawar saheb has said, all will contest together,” External link

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Nana Patole told ( about Sanjay Raut ) : "Sanjay Raut is a Shiv Sena MP. Shiv Sena isn't a UPA member. He hasn't become an NCP MP. We have told the CM that such statements are wrong and that he should tell him so. The CM has said he'll discuss it," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:46:00 PM EAT

Kirit Somaiya said ( about Sanjay Raut ) : “Stolen money has made its way into Raut’s account. He must explain how the money came into his account,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, December 29, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Kirit Somaiya said ( about Sanjay Raut ) : "I heard about the ED notice to Sanjay Raut Family. Will Mr Raut tell us, is his family beneficiary? Whether earlier any inquiry, notices received? 10 lacs Depositors are sufferers. If ED wants any information Political Protection is not a healthy idea. All want revival of PMC Bank," External link

mid-day Monday, December 28, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Sanjay Raut ) : “Mrs Raut has not received the notice. Even if we receive it, we do not care at all,” External link

timesofindia Monday, December 28, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Ashok Chavan said ( about Sanjay Raut ) : “Raut’s comments on Gandhi and UPA are uncalled for, particularly when Shiv Sena is not part of the UPA,” External link

timesofindia Monday, December 28, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Arvind Sawant alleged ( about Sanjay Raut ) : “If politics has been played in such a way, then we have to think about politics. There is no connection of Varsha Raut and PMC bank, the politics is taking a very dirty turn in India,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, December 27, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT

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Sanjay Raut said ( about Sharad Pawar ) : “Sharad Pawar is meeting Rashtra Manch leaders today. He is a big leader and many people consult him on various issues including politics, economy. I won’t say this is a meeting of all opposition parties. SP, BSP, YSRCP, TDP and TRS also not in this meeting,” External link

financialexpress Tuesday, June 22, 2021 9:29:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The parties in MVA - Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP - support the chief minister. They are standing together and will remain together. We are committed to run the government for five years," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 21, 2021 6:58:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The parties in MVA - Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP - support the chief minister. They are standing together and will remain together. We are committed to run the government for five years," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 21, 2021 3:45:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The parties in MVA - the Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP - support the chief minister. They are standing together and will remain together. We are committed to run the government for five years," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 21, 2021 3:26:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “It is his personal view. The party’s stand has been decided. The party stands by Sarnaik in his time of trouble,” External link

financialexpress Monday, June 21, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “This doesn’t suit Maharashtra’s culture,” External link

financialexpress Monday, June 21, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The parties in MVA - Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP - support the chief minister. They are standing together and will remain together. We are committed to run the government for five years," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 21, 2021 1:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "It is his personal view. The party's stand has been decided. The party stands by Sarnaik in his time of trouble," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 21, 2021 1:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "This doesn't suit Maharashtra's culture," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 21, 2021 1:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Chief Minister ) : "The parties in MVA - Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP - support the Chief Minister. They are standing together and will remain together. We are committed to run the government for five years," External link

india Monday, June 21, 2021 12:38:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Chief Minister ) : “The parties in MVA Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP support the Chief Minister. They are standing together and will remain together. We are committed to run the government for five years,” External link

india Monday, June 21, 2021 12:38:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The parties in MVA - Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP - support the chief minister. They are standing together and will remain together. We are committed to run the government for five years," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 21, 2021 11:39:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Chief Minister ) : "The parties in MVA - Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP - support the Chief Minister. They are standing together and will remain together. We are committed to run the government for five years," External link

irishsun Monday, June 21, 2021 10:56:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The only important point raised in the letter was about ‘being unnecessarily harassed’. If a letter is written over harassment, then the focus should be on what was the unnecessary harassment, and who, why and to whom the harassment is being meted out to,” External link

timesofindia Monday, June 21, 2021 7:40:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “A letter has been written. There is nothing more that I have to say about it. The letter speaks about harassment being meted out by central agencies. If he has written a letter because of this harassment then everyone needs to take cognizance of why this is happening,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Nana Patole ) : “Some political parties in Maharashtra are speaking of fighting polls on their own. That is their lookout. But let there be no confusion on this count. One leader [read Mr. Patole] of that party says that it will fight on its own, while other leaders of that party say the opposite. So, such parties must first come out of their own confusion and then talk about how to fight the election,” External link

Hindu Sunday, June 20, 2021 10:21:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Nana Patole ) : “Some political parties in Maharashtra are speaking of fighting polls on their own. That is their lookout. But let there be no confusion on this count. One leader [State Congress chief Nana Patole] of that party says that it will fight on its own, while other leaders of that party say the opposite. So, such parties must first come out of their own confusion and then talk about how to fight the election,” External link

Hindu Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “This matter has nothing to do with the Sena’s ‘culture’. We do not get in anybody’s way, but if someone [the BJP in this case] aggressively attacks us, then we have no option but to give them a taste of their own medicine” External link

Hindu Sunday, June 20, 2021 12:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “We stand by the opposition’s right to hold protests. But while doing so they must consider things that concern our faith, such a Shiv Sena Bhavan. What happened yesterday was unfortunate but there was no other alternative... Shiv Sena Bhavan is an exception in Maharashtra and this country; no protest must be held outside it,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Lord Ram and the fight for the Ram mandir is a matter of faith for us. For some, it is a political matter. The Trust formed for the construction of the temple should clarify if the allegations are true or false. The temple’s ‘bhoomipujan’ ceremony was also attended by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. They should also speak out. Ram temple is a matter of faith. People have made donations out of faith. Even Shiv Sena had contributed Rs one crore to the Trust,” External link

expressindia Monday, June 14, 2021 4:29:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : "The head of the trust should come forward and clarify the allegations levelled by the Samajwadi Party," External link

irishsun Monday, June 14, 2021 2:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Representatives of organizations like the Shiv Sena should have been included in the body as the Sena had participated in the agitation for the construction of the Lord Ram's temple… That was our earlier demand,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, June 14, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Lord Ram and the fight for the Ram mandir is a matter of faith for us. For some, it is a political matter. The Trust formed for the construction of the temple should clarify if the allegations are true or false. The temple's 'bhoomipujan' ceremony was also attended by Uttar Pradesh chief minister and RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat. They should also speak out. Ram temple is a matter of faith. People have made donations out of faith. Even Shiv Sena had contributed Rs one crore to the Trust," External link

timesofindia Monday, June 14, 2021 1:19:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “This entire thing shows that Uddhav Thackeray shares a cordial relationship with PM Modi and he is eager to resolve the state's issue by meeting the Centre’s top most leadership. This meeting was also a shock to BJP. BJP tried to topple the Maha Vikas Aghadi but they failed. By using central probe agencies, Amit Shah can threaten and poach one or two MLAs but not the entire party. To form the government, you need the support of the entire political outfit as the one and two MLAs support will not help to form the government,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “NCP could not expand beyond Maharashtra, while Shiv Sena despite its Hindutva brand did not get seats in other states while Congress is in power in other states but it cannot be compared with their strength in Maharashtra,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:00:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “We were like slaves, secondary people. The situation was quite bad... The fortunes of Shiv Sena have changed now,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 13, 2021 3:57:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Chief Minister ) : “The Chief Minister’s post will remain with the Shiv Sena for full five years. The post will not be shared…because it is a commitment which was given (by the constituents) when the Maha Vikas Aghadi was formed,” External link

expressindia Sunday, June 13, 2021 2:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Swapan Dasgupta ) : “Dasgupta has been nominated by the President. This man had resigned from the Rajya Sabha to contest the assembly polls. He was defeated and within one month, he was renominated again. This has never happened in the history of the Rajya Sabha ever since it was founded in 1952,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The Central government is focussed on constructing new residences for the Prime Minister and the vice president. They will get new houses, but what about the citizens? Citizens have slipped into poverty, while in April 2020, 130 million people lost their jobs due to Covid-19,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, June 13, 2021 10:28:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “In the five years (2014-2019) attempts were made to finish off Shiv Sena, although they were in power with our support,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, June 12, 2021 9:59:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “I don’t want to comment on it. There is no official statement on it (RSS deciding to use state leaders as a face for Assembly polls). BJP owes its success in the last seven years to Modi. At present, Modi is still the tallest leader of the country and BJP,” External link

expressindia Thursday, June 10, 2021 10:25:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "I don't want to comment on this…I don't go by the media reports. There is no official statement about this… The BJP owes its success to Narendra Modi in the last seven years and currently he is the top leader of the country and his party," External link

news18 Thursday, June 10, 2021 7:55:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Narendra Modi ) : "I don't want to comment on this...I don't go by the media reports. There is no official statement about this... The BJP owes its success to Narendra Modi in the last seven years and currently he is the top leader of the country and his party," External link

timesofindia Thursday, June 10, 2021 1:31:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “The CM met the PM alone for some time today. The relationship is of affection. The CM had personally called the PM who immediately received the call and gave him time,” External link

news-yahoo-in Tuesday, June 8, 2021 5:30:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "Prime Minister Narendra Modi listened to CM Uddhav Thackeray, deputy CM Ajit Pawar and Congress leader Ashok Chavan about various issues concerning the state. There will be some definitive decision in coming days," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, June 8, 2021 4:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “The social media is an effective medium to run a campaign or tarnish someone’s name. The BJP has been foremost in misusing this medium. They used it for [running] a smear campaign against Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. The same toolkit used by the BJP against their opponents has backfired and all attempts are made to ban the social media networks,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 30, 2021 1:18:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Here the twitter was effectively used to show the dead bodies floating in the rivers, the vaccination fiasco and others. The BJP has realised that citizens are no longer responding to their misleading and false campaigns and hence wants to rein in the social media networks,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 30, 2021 1:18:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “If there is unrest then the whole country has to pay the price for it. And if somebody is trying to create communal tension in such Union Territory then it is wrong,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, May 29, 2021 9:18:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Such illegal conduct is against the Constitution and does not suit a person holding high office," External link

newindianexpress Monday, May 24, 2021 3:22:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Such illegal conduct is against the Constitution and does not suit a person holding high office," External link

timesofindia Monday, May 24, 2021 2:30:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The elected government, the chief minister and other ministers are asking it. The governor’s failure to nominate 12 members is a violation of the Constitution, which has given him powers. You are insulting us” External link

expressindia Saturday, May 22, 2021 9:56:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told ( about Narendra Modi ) : "PM Modi is a large-hearted man. Leader of Opposition Devendra Fadnavis toured the affected areas of Maharashtra and will surely apprise the Centre of the extent of damage and losses," External link

economictimes Thursday, May 20, 2021 2:52:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : "The prime minister is not conducting an aerial survey of Maharashtra to assess the damage caused due to the cyclone because he is aware that the state is being led by a strong and able leader like (chief minister) Uddhav Thackeray who is capable of handling all kinds of problems," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:23:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : "The prime minister is not conducting an aerial survey of Maharashtra to assess the damage caused due to the cyclone because he is aware that the state is being led by a strong and able leader like (chief minister) Uddhav Thackeray who is capable of handling all kinds of problems," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, May 19, 2021 3:35:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “This should not happen. You (BJP) have lost the election…you should accept that first. The way the Centre has given authority to the CBI, I think it is a political movement. And the way the Governor is taking political interest…the country will not like it” External link

expressindia Tuesday, May 18, 2021 1:28:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “I was constantly in touch with him. He used to initially tell me that the Congress, as of now, did not seem to be in a mood to join hands with the Sena. He used to say keep making the efforts, I am sure the mood in the party will change. And it finally changed,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 16, 2021 8:48:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “In Varanasi, the dead bodies have piled up and there is no place to cremate them. We are seeing hundreds of bodies floating in the river which were found in Bihar. In Ayodhya, the Prime Minister conducted the Bhoomi Pujan for the Ram Mandir a few months ago, but now Covid-19 has caused huge havoc there. There is a shortage of oxygen, medicines, hospitals and vaccines and all that the state government in Uttar Pradesh is doing is sloganeering ‘Jai Shri Ram’. This may provide oxygen to a political party but not for the hassled people,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 16, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “A state minister is asking citizens to perform Yagna so that Covid-19 can be destroyed which is shocking. Some are advocating applying cow dung while others are consuming cow urine to fight Covid-19. What more can happen when our own prime minister is advocating fighting the Covid-19 virus by clapping and banging the utensils,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, May 16, 2021 1:50:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Maharashtra also faced a shortage of oxygen but our government controlled it well,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, May 12, 2021 12:17:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "There is a need to have a strong alliance of opposition parties in the country. But there can't be an alliance without the Congress party.It will be the soul. Leadership can be decided through consultations," External link

economictimes Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : "Even the Supreme Court has taken note of the state government's work. Maharashtra is fighting against the virus with all its might and CM Uddhav Thackeray and all his cabinet colleagues need to be complimented," External link

economictimes Sunday, May 9, 2021 7:13:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "There is a need to have a strong alliance of opposition parties in the country. But there can't be an alliance without the Congress party. It will be the soul. Leadership can be decided through consultations," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : "Even the Supreme Court has taken note of the state government's work. Maharashtra is fighting against the virus with all its might and CM Uddhav Thackeray and all his cabinet colleagues need to be complimented," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:46:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "There is a need to have a strong alliance of opposition parties in the country. But there can't be an alliance without the Congress party. It will be the soul. Leadership can be decided through consultations," External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 9, 2021 6:34:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “All the attempts to topple the government in Maharashtra have failed and I don’t feel it will succeed in future as well,” External link

expressindia Sunday, May 2, 2021 11:21:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “I had predicted Didi’s win right form the start… The BJP had thrown everything in the campaign to oust her. They used the levers of power by virtue of being the ruling party at the Centre. They used all their strength and money, but to no avail,” External link

Hindu Sunday, May 2, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : “So, the public of West Bengal have now answered the BJP in kind…however, people are now worried about rising COVID-19 cases than election results. Ms. Banerjee will need to address that immediately,” External link

Hindu Sunday, May 2, 2021 7:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : "Mamata has shown that Modi-Shah are not invincible" External link

timesofindia Sunday, May 2, 2021 7:03:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "A chief secretary is the state administration's head and if he succumbs to coronavirus, it reflects badly," External link

business-standard Saturday, May 1, 2021 7:00:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "A chief secretary is the state administration's head and if he succumbs to coronavirus, it reflects badly," External link

timesofindia Saturday, May 1, 2021 2:20:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The Supreme Court and high courts are concerned and taking up the matter. It is good and this would be beneficial for the country," External link

business-standard Thursday, April 29, 2021 4:54:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The Supreme Court and high courts are concerned and taking up the matter. It is good and this would be beneficial for the country," External link

economictimes Thursday, April 29, 2021 2:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The Supreme Court and high courts are concerned and taking up the matter. It is good and this would be beneficial for the country," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, April 29, 2021 1:59:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The Supreme Court and high courts are concerned and taking up the matter. It is good and this would be beneficial for the country," External link

thehindu Thursday, April 29, 2021 1:10:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The Supreme Court and high courts are concerned and taking up the matter. It is good and this would be beneficial for the country," External link

Hindu Thursday, April 29, 2021 11:59:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : "CM Thackeray is monitoring the situation at village level too. State public health minister (Rajesh) Tope, Deputy Chief Minister (Ajit Pawar). Each person, be it in the government or administration, is working with a vigour," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : "But in a big city like Mumbai, we have seen, the numbers have gone down to nearly half. The reason is (in Maharashtra) the chief minister and the administration are monitoring whether machinery is working at village-level or not," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, April 28, 2021 3:31:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : "CM Thackeray is monitoring the situation at village level too. State public health minister (Rajesh) Tope, Deputy Chief Minister (Ajit Pawar)...each person, be it in the government or administration, is working with a vigour," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : "But in a big city like Mumbai, we have seen, the numbers have gone down to nearly half. The reason is (in Maharashtra ) the chief minister and the administration are monitoring whether machinery is working at village-level or not," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:03:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “The Madras HC said the EC should be held responsible (for spreading the virus). PM Narendra Modi… will certainly take the Madras HC’s remarks seriously. But I have heard in the last few days that the government is planning to reward the retired election commissioner, under whose tenure the elections were held, by appointing him as a governor. However, we trust Prime Minister Narendra Modiji,” External link

expressindia Wednesday, April 28, 2021 2:04:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “PM Modi says Mamata Banerjee will definitely lose the elections in WB while union home minister Amit Shah said the Maharashtra government will collapse on its own. These are definitely not the answers to recover from the recession,” External link

timesofindia Monday, April 26, 2021 4:38:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “We need 80,000 vials of Remdesivir per day. Yet, why is the State getting less from the Centre? Who are the people who are playing with the lives of the people of Maharashtra?” External link

thehindu Friday, April 23, 2021 2:28:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “We need 80,000 vials of Remdesivir per day. Yet, why is the State getting less from the Centre? Who are the people who are playing with the lives of the people of Maharashtra?” External link

Hindu Friday, April 23, 2021 12:38:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut warned : “The practice of hiding numbers in some states has stopped...now we can only see patients on the streets, pyres burning everywhere and no space in cemeteries. If the situation is not brought under control now, there will be anarchy in the country,” “I sincerely feel that a special session of Parliament should be held where all MPs should express their views and discuss the Covid situation in their states. The Centre should hear the requirements of all states...It is a national crisis” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, April 20, 2021 8:29:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The practice of hiding numbers in some states has stopped now. After numbers being hidden, now we can only see funeral pyres being lit up at various places in the states and many patients out on the streets. There will be anarchy in the country if cases continue to rise, the number of infections is hidden and the situation is not brought under control,” External link

expressindia Monday, April 19, 2021 7:28:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The situation in the entire country is worrisome. Looking at the number of cases from many states, it is a war-like situation. Now the hiding of figures has ended in many states because there has been an explosion [of cases]. Patients are out on the streets, funeral pyres are burning everywhere, and there is no space left in burial grounds. If this continues and we are unable to control the spread, then there will be anarchy in the country. A special session of the Parliament should be convened immediately on the Covid-19 situation. Like earlier, we can follow social distancing during the session. The situation is serious,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 19, 2021 3:41:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : "Like the previous one (Mahabharat), nobody is following the code of warfare in this new Mahabharat as well...I believe Banerjee will win this election," External link

outlookindia Tuesday, April 13, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut asked ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : "Why Mamata didi is being punished alone by the EC when every political party is violating some or the other rules of the model code of conduct?" External link

outlookindia Tuesday, April 13, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut claimed : "Has the coronavirus disappeared in states which have a BJP chief minister? The Centre should provide vaccines and Remdesivir to Maharashtra. Everyone has seen how Remdesivir is available in BJP offices in Gujarat but it is not (made) available to Maharashtra," External link

outlookindia Monday, April 12, 2021 7:57:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut claimed : "Has the coronavirus disappeared in states which have a BJP chief minister? The Centre should provide vaccines and Remdesivir to Maharashtra. Everyone has seen how Remdesivir is available in BJP offices in Gujarat but it is not (made) available to Maharashtra," External link

HindustanTimes Monday, April 12, 2021 3:24:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “If someone tried to play games and put the Maharashtra government into trouble with a ‘prompted’ letter, such an attempt would not be successful,” External link

timesofindia Friday, April 9, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut claimed : “a political conspiracy against the Sena minister and the state government,” External link

timesofindia Friday, April 9, 2021 4:49:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “I know Anil Parab. He is a staunch Shiv Sainik and will never swear wrongly in the name of Balasaheb Thackeray,” External link

thehindu Thursday, April 8, 2021 4:36:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “I know Anil Parab. He is a staunch Shiv Sainik and will never swear wrongly in the name of Balasaheb Thackeray,” External link

Hindu Thursday, April 8, 2021 3:35:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “A new tactic has come to light wherein people who are in jail write letters. This is a political conspiracy. I know Anil Parab, he can never indulge in such work. I can assure that no Shiv Sainik can take a false oath in Bala Saheb Thackeray’s name,” External link

financialexpress Thursday, April 8, 2021 10:03:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "I know Anil Parab. He is a staunch Shiv Sainik and will never swear wrongly in the name of Balasaheb Thackeray," External link

timesofindia Thursday, April 8, 2021 9:34:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had held discussions with leaders of all parties including the Leader of Opposition before making the decision. The Maharashtra government has taken the decision for the people's good. Otherwise, the situation will be more critical. I feel the Prime Minister is also very concerned regarding the surge of Covid cases," External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, April 7, 2021 12:25:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added ( about Gujarat High ) : "In the neighbouring state of Gujarat, the High Court has directed the state government to implement lockdown. It means the High Court also observed that lockdown is pertinent to tackle the situation," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:29:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had held discussions with leaders of all parties including the Leader of Opposition before making the decision. The Maharashtra Government has taken the decision for the people's good. Otherwise, the situation will be more critical. I feel the Prime Minister is also very concerned regarding the surge of COVID cases," External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, April 7, 2021 11:29:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The main reason behind a large number of Covid-19 patients in Maharashtra is that the testing is being conducted on a large scale. That is not happening in other states. For that Maharashtra is being appreciated.... even the world is appreciating us," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, April 4, 2021 1:15:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “Maharashtra has shown a new path to anti-BJP parties in the country by running an ideal government of three ideologically different parties for the last one-and-a-half years,” External link

Hindu Friday, April 2, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “Maharashtra has shown a new path to anti-BJP parties in the country by running an ideal government of three ideologically different parties for the last one-and-a-half years,” External link

Hindu Friday, April 2, 2021 1:08:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “The results of the elections in the four states, especially Assam and West Bengal, will give a new direction to national politics and the nature of the Opposition alliance will be discussed,” External link

expressindia Friday, April 2, 2021 12:41:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Congress is giving a tough fight in Assam and the country is looking at the West Bengal elections,” External link

expressindia Friday, April 2, 2021 12:41:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Narendra Modi ) : “I do not think that the decision to implement a lockdown or not ought to be a political hot potato. Even Prime Minister Narendra Modi was compelled to impose a countrywide lockdown last year. There are times when governments do not have a choice but to take stern measures to preserve human life. So, I do not think this is a matter for playing politics over,” External link

Hindu Thursday, April 1, 2021 11:45:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "I have never said Sonia Gandhi should be replaced by Sharad Pawar as UPA chairperson. There is a need to strengthen the UPA for the sake of the country. I just said there is a need to strengthen the opposition alliance. I haven't criticised Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi," "I fact, I have stood up for them whenever they were targeted by the political rivals," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, April 1, 2021 8:46:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "I have never said Sonia Gandhi should be replaced by Sharad Pawar as UPA chairperson. There is a need to strengthen the UPA for the sake of the country. I just said there is a need to strengthen the opposition alliance. I haven't criticised Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi," "In fact, I have stood up for them whenever they were targeted by the political rivals," External link

timesofindia Thursday, April 1, 2021 6:57:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "I am not in favour of a complete lockdown. The working class, businesses and the economic cycle will be affected. I spoke to the CM and he too is of the same view," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, March 30, 2021 3:00:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut asked ( about Chief Minister ) : “Can’t a political leader meet the Home Minister of a country?” External link

expressindia Monday, March 29, 2021 10:44:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “At the time of his (Waze) reinstatement, some leaders met me and I told them that he could create problems for us looking at his behaviour and style of functioning. I won’t name the leaders with whom I spoke, as these leaders and prominent people know about it,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 29, 2021 7:37:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Some things should become clear with time, otherwise it creates confusion. I can say with confidence that no secret meeting has been held between Sharad Pawar and Amit Shah in Ahmedabad or anywhere. Now put an end to the rumours," External link

economictimes Monday, March 29, 2021 6:50:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "When there was plan to reinstate Sachin Vaze into the Maharashtra police force, I had informed some leaders that he could create problems for us. His behaviour and style of working could lead to some troubles for the government," External link

outlookindia Monday, March 29, 2021 4:49:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “A complete lockdown will hit the economy of the state. The poor will suffer again. Industries, shopkeepers, traders and the working class will be hit hard. This is why I am not in favour of a complete lockdown,” External link

expressindia Monday, March 29, 2021 4:21:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Some things should become clear with time, otherwise it creates confusion. I can say with confidence that no secret meeting has been held between Sharad Pawar and Amit Shah in Ahmedabad or anywhere. Now put an end to the rumours," External link

timesofindia Monday, March 29, 2021 3:50:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "When there was plan to reinstate Sachin Waze into the Maharashtra police force, I had informed some leaders that he could create problems for us. His behaviour and style of working could lead to some troubles for the government," External link

timesofindia Monday, March 29, 2021 2:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "When there was plan to reinstate Sachin Waze into the Maharashtra police force, I had informed some leaders that he could create problems for us. His behaviour and style of working could lead to some troubles for the government," External link

timesofindia Monday, March 29, 2021 1:27:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “Deshmukh got the post of Home Minister by accident. Jayant Patil, Dilip Valse-Patil had refused to accept the post of Home Minister. Then this post was handed over by Sharad Pawar to Anil Deshmukh. This post has dignity and status…A person cannot work effectively as a Home Minister if he remains surrounded by suspicious elements…” External link

expressindia Monday, March 29, 2021 12:25:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “Deshmukh unnecessarily got into a confrontation with some senior officials. A Home Minister should speak as little as possible. Repeatedly going in front of cameras and ordering inquiries does not behove his position” External link

expressindia Monday, March 29, 2021 12:25:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “No senior minister immediately came to the rescue of the government. There was confusion for the first 24 hours and the public at large initially felt that the allegations were true…the entire narrative was hijacked by the opposition initially…” External link

expressindia Monday, March 29, 2021 12:25:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “Deshmukh got the home minister’s post by accident. Jayant Patil and Dilip Walse-Patil declined the post. That is why Sharad Pawar gave the post to Anil Deshmukh,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:20:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote ( about Anil Deshmukh ) : “Waze was a mere API in Mumbai police. Who gave him so many powers? Whose favourite was he? All this should come out,” “Deshmukh unnecessarily rubbed some police officials the wrong way. A home minister cannot function properly if he gets surrounded by suspicious officers,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:20:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “The (home minister’s) job is not only for accepting salutes but for giving a strong leadership. How can one forget that strong leadership requires honesty,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 9:20:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “Deshmukh got the Home Minister’s post by accident. Jayant Patil and Dilip Walse-Patil declined the post. That is why Sharad Pawar gave the post to Anil Deshmukh,” External link

thehindu Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “If a junior officer like Sachin Vaze was running a (money) collection racket from the Mumbai Police Commissioner’s office, why was the Home Minister not aware of it?...Vaze was a mere API in Mumbai police. Who gave him so many powers? Whose favourite was he? All this should come out,” “Deshmukh unnecessarily rubbed some police officials the wrong way. A Home Minister cannot function properly if he gets surrounded by suspicious officers,” External link

thehindu Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote ( about Chief Minister ) : “The [Home Minister’s] job is not only for accepting salutes but for giving a strong leadership. How can one forget that strong leadership requires honesty?” External link

thehindu Sunday, March 28, 2021 7:02:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The home portfolio is prestigious. The home minister should not be working in the company of suspects. He should speak the least, only if necessary once a while and keep a distance from the media. The man heading the police department is not there just to receive a salute, but is meant to offer strong leadership. How can we forget that such toughness comes from honesty?” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 6:19:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Parambir Singh ) : “If Waze was extorting money while sitting in the Police Commissionerate, then why was the home minister not aware of it? An extortionist API was defended initially in the state legislature but no one was ready to respond to Parambir’s allegations. This was terrible,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 6:19:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “Deshmukh got the home minister’s post by accident. Jayant Patil and Dilip Walse-Patil declined the post. That is why Sharad Pawar gave the post to Anil Deshmukh,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:34:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote ( about Anil Deshmukh ) : “Waze was a mere API in Mumbai police. Who gave him so many powers? Whose favourite was he? All this should come out,” “Deshmukh unnecessarily rubbed some police officials the wrong way. A home minister cannot function properly if he gets surrounded by suspicious officers,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:34:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “The (home minister’s) job is not only for accepting salutes but for giving a strong leadership. How can one forget that strong leadership requires honesty,” External link

financialexpress Sunday, March 28, 2021 4:34:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “Deshmukh got the home minister’s post by accident. Also Read - 86 Mumbai Cops, Vaze's ex-Colleague, Transferred Days After New Police Chief Replaces Param Bir Singh Jayant Patil and Dilip Walse-Patil refused to take responsibility. That is why Sharad Pawar selected Anil Deshmukh for the post,” External link

india Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote ( about Anil Deshmukh ) : “Waze was a mere API in Mumbai police. Who gave him so much powers? Whose favourite was he? All this should come out,” “Deshmukh unnecessarily rubbed some police officials the wrong way. A home minister cannot function properly if he gets surrounded by suspicious officers,” External link

india Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “The (home minister’s) job is not only for accepting salutes but for giving a strong leadership. How can one forget that strong leadership requires honesty,” External link

india Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:55:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : "Jayant Patil and Dilip Walse-Patil refused to take responsibility. That is why Sharad Pawar selected Anil Deshmukh for the post," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "If a junior officer like Sachin Waze was running a (money) collection racket from the Mumbai police commissioner's office, why was the home minister not aware of it?" External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : "Waze was a mere API in Mumbai police. Who gave him so much powers? Whose favourite was he? All this should come out," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : “That is why Sharad Pawar selected Anil Deshmukh for the post,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 28, 2021 1:05:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : "Deshmukh got the home minister's post by accident. Jayant Patil and Dilip Walse-Patil refused to take responsibility. That is why Sharad Pawar selected Anil Deshmukh for the post," External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote ( about Anil Deshmukh ) : "Waze was a mere API in Mumbai police. Who gave him so much powers? Whose favourite was he? All this should come out," "Deshmukh unnecessarily rubbed some police officials the wrong way. A home minister cannot function properly if he gets surrounded by suspicious officers," External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : "The (home minister's) job is not only for accepting salutes but for giving a strong leadership. How can one forget that strong leadership requires honesty," External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 11:06:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “For the last 17 years she has done a commendable job in leading the UPA, but you cannot ignore the ground reality. UPA has not progressed (electorally) and it’s a big concern for everyone,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Sharad Pawar ) : “Is it a crime to suggest Sharad Pawar’s name?” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “It’s not mandatory to be part of UPA to suggest that the entire opposition needs to be united if they have to take on the BJP,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, March 28, 2021 3:08:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The police department was issuing threats and messages to them that their files are ready. I was surprised that the lady officer continued in the same post for the next five to six months even after the MVA government came to power. One should not keep so much faith in the administration,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 26, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Sharad Pawar ) : “At the time of formation of the government, Pawar was not in favour of allowing those officials to continue on the same post. Had action been taken at that time, the leader of the opposition would not have got the opportunity to come to Delhi with those documents,” External link

expressindia Friday, March 26, 2021 8:59:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added ( about Sharad Pawar ) : "We came across such three-four officials. (NCP chief) Sharad Pawar also noted this. It was Pawar's view too that such officials should not be kept close," External link

newindianexpress Friday, March 26, 2021 8:30:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “The government should decide [on action against the officers]. Why is there a need to demand over it? ... Whosoever was involved in the formation of the [Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress] government [in 2019], their phones were tapped,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 26, 2021 12:26:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Bir Singh ) : “There is no such tradition [of resigning]. Who said there cannot be an impartial probe till one is on the post? If a retired high court judge probes, there is no need to resign,” “There are doubts on several aspects of that letter… There are doubts whether Param Bir Singh wrote the letter, or someone wrote it and he signed it” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 25, 2021 12:09:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The issue of that letter (written by Singh) is now over for the MVA government. Home Minister Anil Deshmukh has also welcomed any inquiry into this matter," "Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Anil Deshmukh were of the opinion that an inquiry be set up to probe the claims made by Mr. Singh in the letter. As a retired judge would be monitoring the inquiry, there is no need for removing Mr. Deshmukh from his post," External link

thehindu Thursday, March 25, 2021 9:49:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Fadnavis could have raised the issue with the state government which would have ensured the dignity of Maharashtra. But there is not even an iota of substance in it (the report) and hence, he came to Delhi. Delhi has the habit of bursting such damp firecrackers," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Before becoming governor, he was a pracharak of the RSS till yesterday. He was the chief minister of BJP (in Uttarakhand). He was a minister at the Centre. So, is it insulting to call him a karyakarta? If someone calls me a worker of Shiv Sena, I will say with pride that I am a worker," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The one who holds a Constitutional post should ensure the dignity of that post. Who is violating the Constitution sitting there?" External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "We will keep saying this (that Koshyari is a BJP worker) until the governor approves the names of 12 MLCs. That list is not being approved because of pressure from the BJP," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, March 24, 2021 3:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : “The CM wants a probe, the home minister too wants it...A retired high court judge or somebody else [can probe it]. The probe will not be hampered till Uddhav Thackeray is the chief minister,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:43:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The documents are not serious at all. ..The report doesn’t have anything in it, it should be released and everybody should read it carefully. It does not have even a line against the way the government acted,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:43:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : “Government has its own rule, regulation and it has majority that is why we run the government. So, allow the government to carry out their work,” External link

news-yahoo-in Wednesday, March 24, 2021 1:42:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Anil Deshmukh ) : “If the chief of NCP has decided there is no truth in the allegations made on Deshmukh and there must be a probe, what is wrong in it? Levelling accusations has become a trend today.. If we keep taking resignations of everybody against whom accusations are levelled, running the government will become difficult,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 22, 2021 10:41:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “If somebody is trying to misuse central agencies to impose the President’s rule, I wish to warn them that you will burn in that fire. I wish to tell them their efforts will not succeed... Henceforth, we will not even respond to your allegations,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 22, 2021 10:41:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The allegations are very serious. The people call it a letter bomb but how much truth it has will be checked by the Chief Minister or Pawar Saheb. Because Anil Deshmukh himself has asked for an inquiry in the letter. In wake of this incident, each alliance partner of the government needs to introspect. They need to check if their feet are on the ground” External link

expressindia Monday, March 22, 2021 7:23:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The allegations are very serious. The people call it a letter bomb but how much truth it has will be checked by the Chief Minister or Pawar Saheb. Because Anil Deshmukh himself has asked for an inquiry in the letter. In wake of this incident, each alliance partner of the government needs to introspect. They need to check if their feet are on the ground” External link

expressindia Monday, March 22, 2021 4:11:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Anil Deshmukh ) : “The allegations are very serious. People call it a letter bomb but how much truth it has will be checked by the chief minister or Pawar Saheb. Anil Deshmukh himself has asked for an inquiry into the issue. In the wake of this incident, each alliance partner of the government needs to do introspection. They need to check if their feet are on the ground,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 21, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Anil Deshmukh ) : “The allegations are very serious. People call it a letter bomb but how much truth it has will be checked by the chief minister or Pawar Saheb. Anil Deshmukh himself has asked for an inquiry into the issue. In the wake of this incident, each alliance partner of the government needs to do introspection. They need to check if their feet are on the ground,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 21, 2021 9:48:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Something needs to be rectified and the ruling allies should come together to discuss how these stains can be washed off” External link

india Sunday, March 21, 2021 1:09:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Something needs to be rectified and the ruling allies should come together to discuss how these stains can be washed off” External link

india Sunday, March 21, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “I have not seen the letter and don’t know anything about it. If the matter is related to the government, the people from the government will respond,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 21, 2021 5:44:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “I have not seen the letter. I don’t know anything about it. If the matter is related to the government, the people from the government will respond. I will not speak about the issue that I don’t have complete knowledge about. I don’t know what allegations have been made,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, March 21, 2021 4:00:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “I have not seen the letter and don’t know anything about it. If the matter is related to the government, the people from the government will respond,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 21, 2021 2:32:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Mumbai Crime Branch ) : “There was no need for the NIA to take up the probe into the explosives-laden SUV and Mansukh Hiran case. The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and Mumbai police were capable of investigating them,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 20, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “I have not seen the letter. I don’t know anything about it. If the matter is related to the government, the people from the government will respond. I will not speak about the issue that I don’t have complete knowledge about. I don’t know what allegations have been made,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 20, 2021 11:20:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Mumbai Crime Branch ) : “There was no need for the NIA to take up the probe into the explosives-laden SUV and Mansukh Hiran case. The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and Mumbai police were capable of investigating them,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 20, 2021 9:41:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Mumbai Crime Branch ) : “There was no need for the NIA to take up the probe into the explosives-laden SUV and Mansukh Hiran case. The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and Mumbai police were capable of investigating them,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 20, 2021 7:18:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Sharad Pawar ) : “Sharad Pawar is one of the few leaders in the country who has the most experience of running coalition governments. Everybody has respect towards his ability and experience. So, in times of crisis of this government every side listens to him. He has a big role in bringing together this government as well,” External link

HindustanTimes Friday, March 19, 2021 12:15:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “When such incidents happen and the entire credibility of a force is at stake, such changes become necessary,” External link

expressindia Thursday, March 18, 2021 2:35:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Take names or don’t shoot in the dark,” External link

HindustanTimes Wednesday, March 17, 2021 10:26:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told ( about Mumbai Crime Branch ) : “I believe Sachin Vaze is a very honest and capable officer. He has been arrested in connection with gelatin sticks that were found. One suspicious death also occurred. It’s Mumbai Police’s responsibility to investigate the matter. No central team was needed,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 15, 2021 1:04:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The Mumbai Police is capable of investigating any case. But they want to enter the state to try and destabilise it, demoralise the police to show the terror and pressure of the Centre. There was no need for a central team. The cops here can unearth a conspiracy, if there is one,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 15, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “The manner in which the NIA came to Mumbai for just 20 gelatin sticks [begs the question] – Did they want to investigate a terror angle or just wanted to arrest an officer called Sachin Vaze and settle their political score? Because, this officer, some months ago, had arrested their dear TV anchor in connection with a suicide-death case and investigated the TRP scam,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 15, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The Mumbai Police is capable of investigating any case. But they want to enter the state and try to destabilise it, demoralise the police and display that there is terror and pressure of the Centre… There was no need for a central team; Mumbai Police can unearth a conspiracy, if there is one,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, March 15, 2021 12:31:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "We respect the NIA but our Mumbai police could have done it too. Mumbai Police and anti-terrorism squad (ATS) are well respected but central agencies repeatedly enter Mumbai and try to demoralise Mumbai Police. Thus, it creates instability in the state and creates pressure on Mumbai Police and the administration," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, March 14, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "I believe Sachin Waze is a very honest and capable officer. He has been arrested in connection with gelatin sticks that were found. One suspicious death also occurred. It's Mumbai Police's responsibility to investigate the matter. No central team was needed," External link

newindianexpress Sunday, March 14, 2021 1:23:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Chief Minister ) : "The BJP and Centre are concerned about violence in West Bengal and that their people are being attacked. No one is talking about the attack on Marathi people for the last eight days. I appeal to the Chief Minister, Deputy CM to go to Belgaum with an all-party delegation to support our people," "The Maharashtra and Karnataka dispute is a language dispute. It shouldn't be stretched too far," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 13, 2021 5:07:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "If there are any issues raised by the Opposition in the Hiren death case, it should be investigated. If the Opposition provides information in the case, it should be investigated. But I do not think it is right to put the government in the cage of the accused before the investigation is completed. But no one should try to capitalize on his death," External link

newindianexpress Monday, March 8, 2021 4:15:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “In an alliance, we used to get only two to three seats and that too in an area where our party had not done much groundwork,” External link

timesofindia Monday, March 8, 2021 8:36:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Bengal Assembly ) : "The party will contest in all the Assembly constituencies where it has its presence," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 7, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut mentioned : "There is unrest against the government in Goa but at the same time the opposition parties are not doing their work properly," External link

business-standard Sunday, March 7, 2021 8:09:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote ( about Indira Gandhi ) : “People of India punished Indira Gandhi for her decision to impose Emergency. They taught her a lesson, but later forgave her by bringing her back to power. Emergency is an outdated issue. Why rake it up again and again?… The issued should be permanently buried,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 7, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “She was firm that the step had to be taken against the prevailing backdrop where provocation was done in an attempt to create anarchy. She was of the view that Emergency was imposed because democracy was derailed,” External link

expressindia Sunday, March 7, 2021 6:33:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “She was firm that the step had to be taken against the prevailing backdrop where provocation was done in an attempt to create anarchy. She was of the view that Emergency was imposed because democracy was derailed,” External link

Hindu Sunday, March 7, 2021 3:02:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “It is wrong to politicise Hiren’s death and put the government in the dock. There are doubts about whether Hiren’s death was a suicide or murder. He was an important witness in the case,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, March 6, 2021 11:42:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "It is wrong to politicise this death and put the government in the dock. There are doubts whether Mansukh Hiren's death was a suicide or murder. He was an important witness in the case," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 6, 2021 4:33:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The home minister has handed over the case to the ATS, which is capable of solving it. Let us have faith in it," External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 6, 2021 4:33:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The person’s death is unfortunate and shocking. People have doubts whether this is a murder or suicide and that doubt needs to be cleared at the earliest. Why was he murdered, for what reasons, who is responsible? The faster the home department brings out the truth about these questions it will be better for the image and reputation of this government,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, March 6, 2021 10:17:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : “A lot of people are curious to know whether Shiv Sena is contesting West Bengal polls or not. So, here’s the update after discussions with Party President Uddhav ji Thackeray. Looking at the present scenario, it appears like a ‘Didi vs All’ fight. All ‘M’s – money, muscle and media – are being used against ‘M’amata Didi. Hence, Shiv Sena has decided not to contest West Bengal polls and stand in solidarity with her. We wish Mamata Didi a ‘roaring’ success, ’cos we believe she is the real Bengal Tigress,” External link

thehindu Thursday, March 4, 2021 9:00:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Mamata Banerjee ) : “A lot of people are curious to know whether Shiv Sena is contesting West Bengal polls or not. So, here’s the update after discussions with Party President Uddhav ji Thackeray. Looking at the present scenario, it appears like a ‘Didi vs All’ fight. All ‘M’s – money, muscle and media – are being used against ‘M’amata Didi. Hence, Shiv Sena has decided not to contest West Bengal polls and stand in solidarity with her. We wish Mamata Didi a ‘roaring’ success, ’cos we believe she is the real Bengal Tigress,” External link

Hindu Thursday, March 4, 2021 7:49:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added ( about Sharad Pawar ) : "This new alliance should be led by a senior leader like Sharad Pawar. If that happens, then many more parties can join the alliance in future. But this is not possible without the consent of the Congress. This future of the (restructured) alliance will depend on the sacrifice and liberality of the Congress," External link

business-standard Monday, March 1, 2021 2:56:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will not take any decision under pressure. To keep anyone in the cabinet or not is the CM's prerogative," External link

economictimes Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will not take any decision under pressure. To keep anyone in the cabinet or not is the CM's prerogative," External link

economictimes Sunday, February 28, 2021 11:30:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about India Company ) : "There will be no democracy left in the country, if there is no opposition. And this country will not be there if there is no democracy left. If there is no country left, then a ??Desi East India company will run the country," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : "But, there is a big difference in Puducherry and Maharashtra. The chief minister here is Uddhav Thackeray and the Shiv Sena is standing firmly with the two constituents of the (ruling) Maha Vikas Aghadi," External link

timesofindia Wednesday, February 24, 2021 1:48:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Where is the money going? Is it going to West Bengal? This is wrong, If it is so," External link

business-standard Monday, February 22, 2021 10:26:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The elections will be fought under the leadership of a party which has a stronghold in that city. We will also hold talks with the Congress to take it along with us,” External link

expressindia Monday, February 22, 2021 3:07:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “We will try to fight the polls together wherever possible,” External link

expressindia Monday, February 22, 2021 3:07:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “For instance, in Mumbai, Thane, Nashik, Kalyan-Dombivli, Sambhaji Nagar [Aurangabad], the Sena has a strong presence. In Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, NCP is stronger. We are in discussion as to how we can contest elections in these cities. NCP will have more seats. The idea to contest together will definitely bring a change of power,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 20, 2021 10:46:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “This was a masterstroke by Atal Bihari Vajpayee; and Pramod Mahajan too was involved in it. All parties had supported the candidature of Dr Kalam. I only know that Modi was not in the national political scene then. My knowledge or information might be inadequate, but was he [Kalam] Vajpayee’s choice, which was backed by everybody. It is laughable that some people are taking credit for everything that has happened in the country,” External link

HindustanTimes Saturday, February 20, 2021 10:02:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Where is the money going? Is it going to West Bengal? This is wrong, If it is so," External link

newindianexpress Thursday, February 18, 2021 2:36:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “There is democracy on papers in Jammu and Kashmir but there is no democracy at Ghazipur border (Delhi-UP border). I welcome the foreign delegation that they have found ‘darshan’ of democracy in J&K. But this same delegation should also visit farmers’ at Ghazipur border and Singhu border (Delhi-Haryana border) and ask them about the democracy,” External link

news-yahoo-in Thursday, February 18, 2021 11:12:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : “The police are investigating the case It is inappropriate for the minister to speak on the current controversy. The truth will come out in the probe. If Rathod speaks up, he’d face the allegation of influencing the probe. So, let’s wait for the probe report,” External link

newindianexpress Wednesday, February 17, 2021 7:39:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "There is no division in the Shiv Sena over this issue. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has already ordered a probe. The state home minister has also given a statement. The decision regarding Sanjay Rathod's continuation on the post will be taken by the government," External link

economictimes Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "There is no division in the over this issue. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has already ordered a probe. The state home minister has also given a statement. The decision regarding Sanjay Rathod's continuation on the post will be taken by the government," External link

economictimes Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : "Rathod is a prominent minister of Shiv Sena in the government and he is the face of the party," External link

economictimes Tuesday, February 16, 2021 2:02:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “There is no division in the Shiv Sena over this issue. Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has already ordered a probe. The state home minister has also given a statement. The decision regarding Sanjay Rathod’s continuation on the post will be taken by the government,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : “Rathod is a prominent minister of Shiv Sena in the government and he is the face of the party,” External link

expressindia Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:56:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote ( about Narendra Modi ) : “Prime Minister Modi has made fun of the country's agitations. The BJP continued its agitation from the emergency to the Ayodhya movement, from inflation to the removal of Article 370. Had the Ram movement not happened, the BJP would not have been seen today. When PM Modi of that BJP ridicules protesters as 'andolanjeevi', the freedom movement is also insulted,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 14, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : “What should the agitations by the BJP be called? The party held many agitations. Then they were done for political interests and to gain power, that is to say. The abrogation of Article 370 was the biggest movement of the BJP. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee did protest to revoke Article 370. Mukherjee's sacrifice is now called 'andolanjeevi'. When revolutionaries come to power, they take the sacrifice of ideals of revolutionaries first. This is happening in our country,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 14, 2021 8:23:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “However, it might have helped had he brought some incidents about the tardiness of justice and the failings of the country’s judiciary when he [Mr. Gogoi] was the serving CJI,” External link

Hindu Sunday, February 14, 2021 8:20:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : "Law will prevail and not what the Opposition wants in this case. Truth will always prevail. Chief minister Uddhav Thackeray has already said that the case was being probed. Thackeray (who heads Shiv Sena) is a sensitive person and he will never do anything wrong. People of the state trust him," External link

timesofindia Sunday, February 14, 2021 3:16:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "We respect the governor. The government has upheld the Constitution... This is what I gather from my conversation with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray," External link

business-standard Thursday, February 11, 2021 8:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut says : "I don't think he will ever retire. He has a connection with Maharashtra. There are many leaders in your party, Azad sahab, but there are very few like you, who the whole country knows," External link

thehindu Tuesday, February 9, 2021 2:49:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut says : "I don't think he will ever retire. He has a connection with Maharashtra. There are many leaders in your party, Azad sahab, but there are very few like you, who the whole country knows," External link

thehindu Tuesday, February 9, 2021 11:44:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut says : "I don't think he will ever retire. He has a connection with Maharashtra. There are many leaders in your party, Azad sahab, but there are very few like you, who the whole country knows," External link

Hindu Tuesday, February 9, 2021 10:22:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "In the same 'closed room' that Amit Shah is talking about, Balasaheb ji gave his blessings to the BJP and many senior leaders for Hindutva... PM Modi and Amit Shah have benefitted. Everyone knows this," External link

timesofindia Monday, February 8, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : "If we're talking about 'closed rooms', the home minister should listen to the press conference that Devendra Fadnavis addressed in Hotel Blue Sea once again. He clearly said that in talks that took place in a 'closed room', Amit Shah and Uddhav ji were there. After that, it was decided that power-sharing and seat-sharing would be 50-50," External link

timesofindia Monday, February 8, 2021 2:39:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "In the same 'closed room' that Amit Shah is talking about, Balasaheb ji gave his blessings to the BJP and many senior leaders for Hindutva... PM Modi and Amit Shah have benefitted. Everyone knows this," External link

business-standard Monday, February 8, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut added : "If we're talking about 'closed rooms', the Home Minister should listen to the press conference that Devendra Fadnavis addressed in Hotel Blue Sea once again. He clearly said that in talks that took place in a 'closed room', Amit Shah and Uddhav ji were there. After that, it was decided that power-sharing and seat-sharing would be 50-50," External link

business-standard Monday, February 8, 2021 12:29:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Our celebrities did not sympathise with the farmers who have been agitating from the last three months. This demonstrates that the Central government is using them to neutralise the foreign condemnation. "The farmers are agitating not to create unrest or divide the country. It is a humanitarian struggle which is bound to receive support from across the world,” External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, February 7, 2021 9:55:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “We are in a democracy and we stand for freedom of speech. Hence, the state government allowed the Elgar Parishad event. It seems they have taken undue advantage,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, February 7, 2021 8:20:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The list was submitted to the governor long back. If the central government stands by the Constitution, it should recall the governor immediately because he has failed to adhere to the Constitution of India,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, February 7, 2021 8:20:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Cases of sedition are slapped on anyone asking questions of the government," External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 6, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "You should be ashamed of protecting him," External link

timesofindia Saturday, February 6, 2021 2:00:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “There has been no discussion from the Centre’s side on who was actually behind the violence, but over 200 farmers have been put behind the bar for the same,” External link

expressindia Friday, February 5, 2021 2:00:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Red Fort ) : "Our PM got very sad at the insult of tricolour at Red fort. The whole nation got sad about it. But the one who insulted the tricolour at Red Fort - Deep Sidhu- Who is he? Who he works for? You say nothing on that," "This Sidhu has not been arrested but over 200 farmers have been arrested and kept at Tihar jail with a sedition case slapped on them" External link

timesofindia Friday, February 5, 2021 8:19:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Prakash Javadekar ) : "This same man wrote such bad words for Prakash Javadekar . You should be ashamed of protecting such a man," External link

timesofindia Friday, February 5, 2021 8:19:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Maharashtra chief minister and Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray has specially sent me here today to meet Tikait sahab and convey to him that we, Shiv Sena, and the Maharashtra government are in their full support with our full might. I have come here with all our party MPs,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, February 2, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “The way vandalism unfolded here after January 26 and an attempt made to suppress the movement and Tikait, we felt it is our responsibility to stand by the farmers and extend support of the whole of Maharashtra, Shiv Sena and Uddhav Thackeray sahab,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, February 2, 2021 5:48:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told ( about Uddhav Thackeray ) : “The way vandalism unfolded here after January 26 and an attempt made to suppress the movement and Tikait, we felt it is our responsibility to stand by the farmers' and extend support of the whole of Maharashtra, Shiv Sena and Uddhav Thackeray saahab,” External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, February 2, 2021 1:13:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "We spoke to Tikait sahib, gave our message and expressed solidarity. The government should speak to farmers in a proper way. Ego would not help run the country," External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, February 2, 2021 11:54:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Maharashtra is not seen in this Budget" External link

economictimes Monday, February 1, 2021 4:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Even Kannadigas staying in Mumbai would agree that Belgaum should be in Maharashtra,” External link

timesofindia Friday, January 29, 2021 4:48:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut asked : “There are Kannada schools and institutions in Mumbai which get support from the State government. Has the Karnataka government ever supported Marathi schools in that State?” External link

thehindu Thursday, January 28, 2021 10:30:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : "We are going to boycott the President's speech tomorrow. This is the call of all the opposition parties. We won't attend the session tomorrow," External link

news18 Thursday, January 28, 2021 4:13:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut claimed : "Savadi should come to Mumbai and Maharashtra and ask the Kannada-speaking people, who will tell him that Belgaum and other Marathi-dominated areas in his state should be merged with Maharashtra," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, January 28, 2021 12:18:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "at least 10 to 12 persons from Maharashtra" External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Padma Bhushan ) : "Six persons from Maharashtra have been named for the Padma awards. We are all surprised. Maharashtra is so big. It makes a big contribution towards the country and the world in different sectors," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Padma Bhushan ) : "Such a state has received only six Padma awards. We felt at least 10 to 12 persons from Maharashtra should have been honoured," External link

newindianexpress Tuesday, January 26, 2021 5:37:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Jai Shri Ram is not any political word. It is a matter of our faith, and I am sure that Mamata Didi also has faith in Lord Ram,” External link

india Monday, January 25, 2021 4:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "Secularism of the nation is not threatened by the chanting of Jai Shri Ram slogans. Nobody should feel ashamed by the chanting of the slogans. I believe that Mamata ji also believes in God Ram," External link

timesofindia Monday, January 25, 2021 3:20:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "I saw yesterday farmers from different places in Maharashtra reached Mumbai. Will need to take care. The COVID-19 threat is still not over in Mumbai," External link

business-standard Monday, January 25, 2021 10:00:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "The credit for the rise of today's BJP goes to Balasaheb. If Shiv Sena takes a different political stand in the interest of the country and Maharashtra, that doesn't mean the party has deviated from his (Bal Thackeray's) ideology," External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 23, 2021 5:30:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Arnab Goswami ) : “I think this is a threat to the country's internal security. Sometimes, such military secrets are not known to top officials. If a jawan is found to possess any such secrets or documents, he is court-martialled. Here, he [Arnab] knew that Balakot [air strike] will happen. This means there is a breach in national security. What action will the country’s home minister and defence minister take on this? This is a matter concerning defence. We ask them, ‘will you court-martial him?’” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 18, 2021 10:23:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Arnab Goswami ) : “I think this is a threat to country’s internal security. Sometimes, such military secrets are not known to top officials. If a jawan is found to possess any such secrets or documents, he is court-martialled. Here, he [Arnab] knew that Balakot [air strike] will happen. This means there is a breach in national security. What action will the country’s home minister and defence minister take on this? This is a matter concerning defence. We ask them, ‘will you court-martial him?’” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 18, 2021 11:00:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "There should be no city named after such Aurangzeb at least in Maharashtra. This (demand) is not religious blindness. Call it 'Shivbhakti' (devotion to Shivaji Maharaj), Maharashtra's self-esteem or the sense of history. Prostrating before those who find Aurangzeb dear! This is not secular behaviour!" External link

business-standard Sunday, January 17, 2021 5:07:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut wrote : "A 'secular' party like Congress is of the opinion that Aurangabad should not become Sambhaji Nagar. If it is renamed the Muslims, that is the minorities, will be upset and have a resultant impact on the vote bank. [Ultimately], it will create a question mark on their secular image. The ones who are opposing the renaming also raised the issue if rechristening will solve the issues of the people and development [there]. Whatever it may be, but there is a large section of people, in Maharashtra at least, who do not want to keep any corner [named] after Aurangzeb," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "I have written [the column] on what Aurangzeb was. No one should fall in love with Aurangzeb. Those who have the slightest of affection for Aurangzeb will not have it after reading today's Saamana. Aurangzeb was a cruel ruler, a fanatic, and he had no love for other religions. The Shiv Sena's stand is clear that nobody should be insistent on keeping any monument or any city named after Aurangzeb," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 17, 2021 3:14:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “There should be no city named after such Aurangzeb at least in Maharashtra. This (demand) is not religious blindness. Call it ‘Shivbhakti’ (devotion to Shivaji Maharaj), Maharashtra’s self-esteem or the sense of history. Prostrating before those who find Aurangzeb dear! This is not secular behaviour!” External link

financialexpress Sunday, January 17, 2021 2:44:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "There should be no city named after such Aurangzeb at least in Maharashtra. This (demand) is not religious blindness. Call it 'Shivbhakti' (devotion to Shivaji Maharaj), Maharashtra's self-esteem or the sense of history. Prostrating before those who find Aurangzeb dear! This is not secular behaviour!" External link

timesofindia Sunday, January 17, 2021 2:40:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told ( about Chief Minister ) : "I don't know. Maharashtra Chief Minister has clearly said that for us, it is Sambhajinagar and will remain so," External link

HindustanTimes Sunday, January 17, 2021 11:14:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "This is the mantra of the Opposition. As soon as something happens, they start demanding resignations, and if this starts happening then we too will have to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Modi every day over farmers' agitation or other issues, and the farmers' agitation is something that calls for a resignation" External link

news-yahoo-in Saturday, January 16, 2021 11:02:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Is it a crime to use the name of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje? There is nothing wrong in using the names of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj in government records and Twitter. It is public sentiment and the government functions on public sentiment,” External link

expressindia Saturday, January 9, 2021 5:40:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut asked : “Is it a crime to post Sambhaji Maharaj’s name on the official Twitter handle?” External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 9, 2021 4:53:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The political winds are changing in Nashik…the next Mayor will be from the Shiv Sena,” External link

thehindu Friday, January 8, 2021 12:46:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut alleged : “For the past one-and-a-half months, ED has been following up with us. We’ve given all the documents they demanded and showed our IT (income tax) returns and my Rajya Sabha affidavit. As the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) failed in their intention, they are now targeting our family members,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 4, 2021 2:42:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut claimed : “We have been getting messages from BJP leaders here [in the state] that they have prepared a list of 22 leaders from the three ruling parties to book them in various financial cases. Our MLA (Member of Legislative Assembly) Pratap Sarnaik [who, along with his relatives, has also been questioned by ED in another case] is one of them. A few state BJP leaders regularly visit the ED office and obtain important documents related to leaders from the ruling parties in Maharashtra. The BJP is playing a dirty game in political rivalry by involving wives and family members of the leaders who speak out against them,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 4, 2021 1:53:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “BJP, Congress, [Samajwadi Party legislator] Abu Azmi, AIMIM, all the political parties in the country know what is Shiv Sena’s stand on renaming Aurangabad Sambhajinagar. Hinduhriday Samrat Balasaheb Thackeray had renamed it 30 years ago; now the government has to give its stamp which will happen,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, January 4, 2021 9:57:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut asked : “If these cities and roads can be renamed, then why didn’t the BJP government approve the renaming of Aurangabad as Sambhajinagar,” External link

expressindia Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “There are no differences between the allies. We will sort the issue with our allies,” External link

expressindia Sunday, January 3, 2021 3:55:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “transferred from the Rs 1.6 crore,” External link

timesofindia Saturday, January 2, 2021 4:41:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut asked : “Then, who told BJP leaders that it is related to PMC Bank scam? Do they have an agreement with the ED?” External link

expressindia Thursday, December 31, 2020 12:04:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “this is a big case, as it has attracted the attention of the country” External link

expressindia Wednesday, December 30, 2020 4:16:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “We have nothing to hide. We have every paper that is to be shown to the agency. Those who want to hide something will either abscond or join BJP. We are not going anywhere neither quitting the Sena,” External link

thehindu Tuesday, December 29, 2020 11:00:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “We have nothing to hide. We have every paper that is to be shown to the agency. Those who want to hide something will either abscond or join BJP. We are not going anywhere neither quitting the Sena,” External link

Hindu Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:43:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "It’s not a big deal. We do not have anything to hide. Whoever has something to hide, they either abscond, try to manage by putting pressure on the agency or join BJP out of fear," External link

timesofindia Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “We have asked for about four more days,” “I have still not seen the notice but will reply to it as, despite differences, we respect the central agencies. It is an action out of political vendetta and everybody knows it. I am a Rajya Sabha MP and a lawmaker. I will respect the law despite some people holding it hostage and managing it to evade action,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 29, 2020 9:37:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "They showed me a list of 22 Sena and NCP MLAs who would be subjected to probes and made to resign. Pratap Sarnaik's name was among these MLAs. But I refused. After the BJP couldn't meet a November deadline to pull down the MVA government, the senior leaders are being hounded," External link

mid-day Tuesday, December 29, 2020 5:47:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “Targeting women of a household is an act of cowardice. We are not scared of anyone and will respond accordingly. ED needed some papers and we have submitted them in time,” External link

HindustanTimes Tuesday, December 29, 2020 5:44:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “We have not done anything wrong as we are lawmakers and respect the law,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, December 29, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Sharad Pawar ) : "I will hold discussions with NCP president Sharad Pawar too," External link

news18 Monday, December 28, 2020 9:32:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “In the last one year, Sharad Pawar, Eknath Khadse and Pratap Sarnaik got notices and now you all are discussing my name. All these people are crucial for government formation in Maharashtra,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, December 28, 2020 4:20:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut told : “Targeting women of a household is an act of cowardice. We are not scared of anyone and will respond accordingly. ED needed some papers and we have submitted them in time,” External link

expressindia Monday, December 28, 2020 4:01:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “When you can’t finish off your opponents politically, weapons such as the ED or CBI are being uses blatantly against their family members,” External link

financialexpress Monday, December 28, 2020 2:29:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "When you can't finish off your opponents politically, weapons such as the ED or CBI are being uses blatantly against their family members," External link

timesofindia Monday, December 28, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "When you can't finish off your opponents politically, weapons such as the ED or CBI are being uses blatantly against their family members," External link

news18 Monday, December 28, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut warned : "Don't take 'panga' with me I am the late Balasaheb Thackeray's Shiv Sainik I will expose you all I have a list of 120 BJP leaders (scams) which the ED can investigate for five years. They will have to take flight like Nirav Modi or Vijay Mallya to foreign countries," "You send a notice or arrest us, the government will remain stable," External link

news18 Monday, December 28, 2020 1:48:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut contended : "Some senior leaders are meeting me continuously to attempt to convince me not to continue support to the MVA as they have made all preparations to bring it down. They even showed me a list of 22 NCP and Sena MLAs to prove their point," External link

mid-day Monday, December 28, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut declared : "This is a political war and we shall fight it only politically," External link

mid-day Monday, December 28, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut warned : "Don't take 'panga' with me. I am late Balasaheb Thakeray's Shiv Sainik. I will expose you all. I have a list of 120 BJP leaders (scams) which the ED can investigate for five years. They will have to take flight like Nirav Modi or Vijay Mallya to foreign countries," External link

mid-day Monday, December 28, 2020 1:26:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : "When you can't finish off your opponents politically, weapons such as the ED or CBI are being uses blatantly against their family members," External link

outlookindia Monday, December 28, 2020 1:25:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut alleged : “Since the last year, leaders like Sharad Pawar, Praful Patel and others who were responsible for forming this government are being targeted. From the last three months, three people from the BJP have been frequenting the ED office and procuring documents from there. Since the last year, few BJP leaders have been trying to contact us with the message that the MVA government will soon be brought down. They said that they will use all agencies to achieve their aim of targeting opposition legislators and seeking their resignations. A list of 22 MLAs from the three ruling parties (Shiv Sena, Nationalist Congress Party and Congress) was shown to be ready for action by these agencies. Pratap Sarnaik (who is facing an ED probe) was one of them. Since they have failed, they are now targeting our family members,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, December 28, 2020 1:13:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “I have sent my man to the BJP office to collect the notice,” External link

HindustanTimes Monday, December 28, 2020 10:51:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut accused : “take on the BJP and its dictatorial tendencies” External link

expressindia Monday, December 28, 2020 2:56:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Sanjay Raut ) : “Mrs Raut has not received the notice. Even if we receive it, we do not care at all,” External link

timesofindia Monday, December 28, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “The fact that states where the BJP is not in power are also part of the country is being forgotten,” External link

expressindia Sunday, December 27, 2020 8:23:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said : “I have not received any notice from ED and I do not care even if I receive it. They (ED) should do their work, if it would be legal and they should be more careful if it would be illegal,” External link

timesofindia Sunday, December 27, 2020 6:01:00 PM EAT



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Chhagan Bhujbal said ( about Sanjay Raut ) : “What Raut has said is that if the Congress goes alone then Sena-NCP can come together. But there is still over three years for the next Assembly polls; by then all the parties in MVA will come together, and like Pawar saheb has said, all will contest together,” External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, June 17, 2021 10:24:00 PM EAT

Nana Patole told ( about Sanjay Raut ) : "Sanjay Raut is a Shiv Sena MP. Shiv Sena isn't a UPA member. He hasn't become an NCP MP. We have told the CM that such statements are wrong and that he should tell him so. The CM has said he'll discuss it," External link

HindustanTimes Thursday, March 25, 2021 1:46:00 PM EAT

Kirit Somaiya said ( about Sanjay Raut ) : “Stolen money has made its way into Raut’s account. He must explain how the money came into his account,” External link

timesofindia Tuesday, December 29, 2020 1:43:00 AM EAT

Kirit Somaiya said ( about Sanjay Raut ) : "I heard about the ED notice to Sanjay Raut Family. Will Mr Raut tell us, is his family beneficiary? Whether earlier any inquiry, notices received? 10 lacs Depositors are sufferers. If ED wants any information Political Protection is not a healthy idea. All want revival of PMC Bank," External link

mid-day Monday, December 28, 2020 2:12:00 PM EAT

Sanjay Raut said ( about Sanjay Raut ) : “Mrs Raut has not received the notice. Even if we receive it, we do not care at all,” External link

timesofindia Monday, December 28, 2020 1:08:00 AM EAT

Ashok Chavan said ( about Sanjay Raut ) : “Raut’s comments on Gandhi and UPA are uncalled for, particularly when Shiv Sena is not part of the UPA,” External link

timesofindia Monday, December 28, 2020 12:21:00 AM EAT

Arvind Sawant alleged ( about Sanjay Raut ) : “If politics has been played in such a way, then we have to think about politics. There is no connection of Varsha Raut and PMC bank, the politics is taking a very dirty turn in India,” External link

newindianexpress Sunday, December 27, 2020 5:44:00 PM EAT