Mumbai: The Rajya Sabha member and the Shiv Sena spokesman, Sanjay Raut again targeted BJP-led government at Centre and alleged that the people of Maharashtra are aware of the “pressure politics” by the Narendra Modi government against the state, adding the central agencies are being misused for the same.
Raut stated that the BJP-led government at Centre is attempting to do pressure politics by using such tactics but it won’t affect much in Maharashtra. “We are silently observing the moves of central agencies. We are not intimidated,” he said.
Further attacking the Centre, the Sena leader said, “There will always be pressure politics on Maharashtra and West Bengal. We will continue to struggle. If somebody wants to do pressure politics, we welcome them… But we want to do transparent politics concerning the people of this country. But they are trying to pressure us using the Central agencies.” The Shiv Sena leader further drew a parallel between the Centre and East India Company. “There was a time when the East India Company used to adopt such tactics, buying people, crushing them and suppressing them,” he alleged.
Speaking on the decision of the Bombay High Court on the demolition of actress Kangana Ranaut’s office, Raut said” “Regarding the court’s decision, I have asked for some constitution books about illegal construction, I am getting more information about how to take action on illegal construction.” The Bombay High Court on Friday held that the demolition at the office of Ranaut was with malafide intention. Moreover, the Supreme Court also came down heavily on action taken by the Maharashtra government against the Republic TV editor in chief Arnab Goswami. Both the verdicts given by the higher courts over the recent developments in Maharashtra were a “tight slap” to the Maha-Vikas-Aghadi (MVA) government
The Sena is cried foul after the ED raided the houses of party MLA Pratap Sarnaik and his business associates. Sarnaik and his son Vihang Sarnaik are being investigated by the Enforcement Directorate over allegations of money laundering linked to a company, which is in the business of providing security guards.