Rs 2,000 crore deal done to ‘buy’ Shiv Sena’s name and symbol: Sanjay Raut

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Raut claimed in a tweet that Rs 2000 crore is the initial figure and it is 100 per cent true. He also told reporters that a builder close to the ruling coalition told him this.

Mumbai Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) leader Sanjay Raut on Sunday claimed that a “deal worth Rs 2000 crore” has been done so far to “buy” the Shiv Sena party’s name and symbol ‘Teer-Dhanush’. However, Sada Sarvankar, a legislator from the faction led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, refuted the claim and questioned, “Is Sanjay Raut the treasurer.” Raut claimed in a tweet that Rs 2000 crore is the starting figure and This thing is 100% true. He also told reporters that a builder close to the ruling coalition told him this.

Raut, a Rajya Sabha member, said that there is evidence in favor of his claim, which he will bring forth soon. The Election Commission had on Friday recognized the Eknath faction as the original Shiv Sena and ordered it to be allotted election symbol ‘bow and arrow’. In its 78-page order on the prolonged struggle to control the party organisation, the Election Commission has allowed the Uddhav Thackeray faction to keep the election symbol allotted to it ‘Jalti Mashal’ till the assembly bypolls in Maharashtra. Raut on Sunday said that Rs 2000 crore is not a small amount to “buy” the name of the Shiv Sena. “The decision of the Election Commission is a bargain,” he said.

Raut tweeted, “I have received confirmed information that a deal of Rs 2000 crore was done to get the name and identity of Shiv Sena. This is the initial figure and it is 100% true. Many things will be brought to the fore soon. This has never happened in the history of this country.” He was asked about Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s oblique statement in reference to former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray that some people were “licking the feet of those with opposing ideologies”. ”, then Raut said, ”What is the present Chief Minister licking? What does Shah say, the people of Maharashtra do not give any importance to him (that thing)? The present Chief Minister has no right to take the name of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Shah had said on Saturday that those who liked to “lick the feet” of those with opposing ideologies should be punished after the Election Commission declared Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde’s faction as the real Shiv Sena and gave it the ‘bow and arrow’ election symbol. After being given, it is known where the truth is. Without naming Uddhav Thackeray, Shah reiterated that there was no agreement to share the chief minister’s post before the 2019 assembly elections. The Shiv Sena broke its alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party after the results of the 2019 assembly elections came out. It claimed that the BJP had gone back on the promise of sharing the chief minister’s post. Uddhav Thackeray later forged an alliance with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress to form the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi alliance, which ruled Maharashtra until June 2022, before Shinde rebelled.

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