Sanjay Raut Labels Devendra Fadnavis as Maharashtra Politics' 'Villain'

Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut criticized Maharashtra Deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis, calling him the 'villain' of state politics. Raut accused Fadnavis of destroying families and claimed the BJP's loss in Lok Sabha seats was due to him. Raut also expressed doubts over Modi's future as Prime Minister.


PTI | Mumbai | Updated: 06-06-2024 12:51 IST | Created: 06-06-2024 12:51 IST
Sanjay Raut Labels Devendra Fadnavis as Maharashtra Politics' 'Villain'
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Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday launched a scathing attack on senior BJP leader and Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, branding him the 'villain' in the state's politics. Raut accused Fadnavis of inflicting political vendetta and destroying numerous families.

Raut's remarks were a direct response to Fadnavis's recent offer to resign from his deputy CM post following the BJP's significant reduction in Lok Sabha seats from 23 to 9 in the state. Fadnavis indicated his desire to work 'full-time' for the party as they gear up for the forthcoming assembly elections. Raut further asserted that should Narendra Modi attempt a third term as Prime Minister 'forcibly,' his tenure would be short-lived, suggesting the RSS is exploring alternatives.

Speaking to reporters in New Delhi, Raut stated, 'If there is any villain in Maharashtra politics, it is Devendra Fadnavis. The BJP's defeat in the Lok Sabha polls is attributable to Fadnavis.' He alleged that both Modi and Amit Shah sought to subjugate the RSS after securing brute majorities in the 2014 and 2019 elections, but claimed the Sangh is now poised to seek Modi's replacement.

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