Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, in his Sunday column called ‘Rokhtok’ in the Sena mouthpiece Saamna, criticized actor Sonu Sood, and said that he was a BJP stooge and prospective star campaigner for the party.
“Ekta Sonu Sood Khara”
Sanjay Raut’s column is titled “Ekta Sonu Sood Khara”, which means “Sonu Sood is real”. Raut said that BJP is behind Sonu Sood’s rising popularity in the public and forecasted that the actor could be a future campaigner for the party. He reasoned out that Sonu could not have arranged a flight from Kochi to Odisha without the backing of the government.
On the behind-the-scene happenings, Raut said: “The Maharashtra government has formed a separate cell to send migrant workers to their native places. But, there is a campaign playing out, saying whoever wants to go back home should send a message on this (number) with your mobile number. Sonu Sood will send you home. This has been deliberately organized. A huge political machinery is on the job from behind. A picture is being created that the government is doing nothing but Sonu Sood is.”
He added: “What machinery did he (Sonu Sood) have to send thousands of workers to their homes? The one who was behind this is Shankar Pawar. He is the chief of Rashtriya Banjara Sewa Sangh but he is merely a face.”
Sonu Sood to soon be ‘Mahatma’
Sanjay Raut also talked about Sood’s act of arranging buses for the migrants. He said: “I read that Sood was daily sending 1000-1200 people to their homes in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Bengal and Madhya Pradesh. West Bengal chief minister had asked not to send workers back home while UP CM Yogi Maharaj was not ready to take anyone in the state without a health certificate, then where did these workers reach? How come so many buses were ‘illegally’ arranged during the lockdown period? It was like Sood was running a parallel government and he was getting whatever he wanted.”
The Shiv Sena politician further told: “Soon, ‘Mahatma’ Sonu Sood’s name will appear in one of the episodes of Mann ki Baat of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, then, he will leave to Delhi to meet the prime minister and one day, he will appear as BJP’s star campaigner in Mumbai, UP, Bihar, Delhi.”
Source: Hindustan Times