Sanjay Raut Sparks Controversy, Alleges Modi-Pakistan Collusion for Poll Gain

Mumbai: Shiv Sena UBT leader Sanjay Raut has courted controversy by claiming that Prime Minister Narendra Modi in connivance with Pakistan would have dropped a bomb to win the 2024 general elections. He also alleged some people around Gandhi family are doing politics favourable to PM Modi.

“Had Congress won in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan (in the recent assembly polls), Modi in collusion with Pakistan would have dropped one of the bombs before the 2024 general elections. A new ‘Pulwama’ would have happened before our eyes. Votes would have been sought by claiming Pakistan’s hand in the Kashmir violence and giving slogans of “Desh Khatre mein hain.” But hopefully these plans would have been put on a backburner after the (BJP’s) win in three states,” Raut said in his weekly column Rokhthok (point-blank) in the Shiv Sena (UBT) mouthpiece Saamana on Sunday.

In the recently held assembly polls, the BJP scored a thumping win in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, while the Congress won in Telangana.

Raut said that PM Modi's victory ‘magic’ worked in three states, but failed in Telangana. “It is a myth that the Congress cannot defeat PM Modi. The Congress has defeated the BJP in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Rajasthan in the past,” he said.

The Rajya Sabha MP said that the BJP’s win in three states would not ensure its hat trick of wins in the 2024 general elections. “The BJP’s arithmetic for win depends on the states like Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, whereas the (opposition) INDIA bloc’s calculations will rely on states like Maharashtra, Karnataka, Bengal and Bihar. States like Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh will also play an important role (in deciding the result of 2024 general elections,” Raut said.

The Sena leader also alleged some people around Gandhi family are doing politics favourable to PM Modi. “If there are people around the Gandhis who do politics that is favourable for PM Modi and Mr Shah (Union minister Amit Shah), then there will be more danger in 2024,” Raut said, referring to Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath who led the party campaign in the state.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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