Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said on Thursday that the assembly elections in West Bengal, Assam, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry are very important to the nation. Rajya Sabha MP from Maharashtra, Raut is also the executive editor of party mouthpiece ‘Saamna’.
Asked about the significance of assembly elections in four states and one UT, Sanjay Raut said, “The results will decide the next course of national politics, especially Assam and West Bengal.”
“The Mahabharata in West Bengal is dangerous than the real one,” the Shiv Sena leader said.
Earlier this year, the Shiv Sena decided not to contest the Bengal assembly polls and instead extended its support to CM Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress. With India witnessing a sharp surge in Covid-19 cases, Sanjay Raut said the fear of coronavirus is still there.
“While corona cannot be defeated, the entire ministry is working to ensure the defeat of Mamata Banerjee. The nation is watching. People of West Bengal are smart. Mamata will win 100 per cent from Nandigram,” Raut said.
Sanjay Raut also reacted to the letter written by Mamata Banerjee to leaders of as many as 15 opposition parties.
“Democracy has been under attack earlier as well. If someone feels that it has happened for the first time, it has not, it has happened in the past as well,” Sanjay Raut said.
He went on to say, “People have fought and that has kept democracy alive. The emergency had taken place in the past. She [Mamata] has written that all should come together and put up a united fight. We will think. She has started a debate and everyone will have to think.”
In the letter, Mamata Banerjee had urged opposition parties to unite against the BJP to safeguard democracy and constitutional federalism in India.
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Source: India Today