- Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said, BJP keeps criticizing Maharashtra government for any petty issue.
- Raut said, BJP selectively mentions Pakistan, but does not mention China.
- Raut said he wants to organize a ‘special health camp’ for Maharashtra BJP leaders like Chandrakant Patil.
Mumbai: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Friday said the Bharatiya Janata Party should speak about China’s “incursion” into Indian territory and not limit itself to speaking only on Pakistan. In New Delhi, Raut on Thursday hit back at the BJP when asked about Maharashtra Chief Minister and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray’s stay away from the COVID-19 meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying, “BJP can’t do anything insignificant”. Keeps criticizing the Maharashtra government for the issue, as if that party has no other work to do.’
‘BJP doesn’t mention China’
Raut, a Rajya Sabha member of Shiv Sena, said, “BJP should speak about China’s incursion into Indian territory. This is a far more important issue. BJP selectively mentions Pakistan, but does not mention China. It is noteworthy that there has been a standoff between Indian and Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh since May 2020. An official statement said on Thursday that the 14th round of talks between the armies of the two countries did not lead to any success.
‘PM can also stay away from the meeting’
Meanwhile, when asked about Thackeray’s absence from Thursday’s online meeting with the Prime Minister, Raut said, “One day the Prime Minister may also stay away from the meeting.” There may also be (other) important functions. The meeting with the Prime Minister was attended by State Health Minister Rajesh Tope, who is in charge of every health-related issue. Raut also said that he wants to organize a ‘special health camp’ for Maharashtra BJP leaders like Chandrakant Patil.
‘BJP people can make false claims’
“Shiv Sena may organize such camps for eye and ear checkup as they are making false claims,” Raut said. We will definitely fix them.’ Asked about Shiv Sena’s plan for the elections to the Uttar Pradesh and Goa assemblies, he said, “Some Trinamool Congress leaders are meeting me tomorrow regarding Goa elections. In Uttar Pradesh, we are planning to contest on 50 seats.