As speculation of Shiv Sena’s reunion talks with the BJP intensifies, its leader Sanjay Raut has repeatedly insisted that wherever the parties take politics, ties remain. Today, he explained this “bond” with reference to actor Aamir Khan’s divorce announcement.
“We are not India-Pakistan. Look at Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao, just like them. Our (Shiv Sena, BJP) political paths are different but friendship will remain intact,” Shiv Sena MP and spokesperson told ANI. .
However, Sanjay Raut made it clear that there was no question of the Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) -Congress alliance breaking up in Maharashtra and said the government would last its entire term.
Aamir Khan and Kiran Rao announced their divorce last weekend after 15 years of marriage. On Sunday, the two sat down together, as Aamir Khan said at a virtual event: “You must have heard us. You must have been sad, of course shocked. But we want to tell you that we are very happy and we are a family. Our relationship has changed but we still I’m together.
Mr Raut’s analogy was in response to BJP leader and former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, who said their parties were “not enemies”.
“There is no IF and butt in politics. Decisions are made according to the prevailing situation. There may be some differences with Shiv Sena but we are not enemies. Remember Shiv Sena voted with us and after the result, Congress and NCP joined hands with it,” Mr Fadnavis said on Sunday. Said.
Amid reports of tension within the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra alliance, sources said the two sides have been in talks for some time for a possible patch-up.
The first signs of a rift between the army and the BJP came when Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had a face-to-face meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi last month on state-related issues.
Shortly after that meeting, Mr Raut remarked that Prime Minister Modi was “the country’s top leader”.
In an interview with NDTV last week, Mr Raut said Uddhav Thackeray and Prime Minister Modi had shared an old relationship.
“They talked alone for about 40 minutes. This should not lead to speculation that the BJP will join hands with Sen for any government. Our path is different, we are against the BJP and we are in power. But we still have strong personal ties.” “The relationship between the Thackeray family and Narendra Modi is very old. Politics may be different but personal ties are strong,” Mr Raut said.
“Look at Sharad Pawar. Despite our political differences, we have always had a relationship with the Pawar family. This is the tradition of Maharashtra – we are the people who keep the relationship intact,” he added.