Sanjay Raut, a member of the Rajya Sabha and a Shiv Sena politician, met former Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Delhi on Tuesday. Sanjay Raut said after the meeting that he and Rahul Gandhi talked about a variety of topics, including Mamta Banerjee’s UPA statement. During the meeting, Sanjay Raut informed Rahul Gandhi that he should take the lead (opposition).
“There has been a long talk with Rahul Gandhi ji, the dialogue that took place is political in nature,” Raut remarked after the meeting. Everything is in working order. But whatever talk went place, Uddhav Thackeray ji will be the first to know. Only then will we be able to speak out in the media. The Shiv Sena, on the other hand, is confident that there should be a united opposition.
According to Sanjay Raut, what Mamata Banerjee said about the opposition was also discussed during the meeting with Rahul Gandhi. He stated, “Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to visit Mumbai. It is decided through a programme (on December 27-28). If Uddhav Thackeray returns to work within that time, a meeting may be held.”
A separate front is not possible without Congress
Sanjay Raut stated that without Congress, no separate front can be formed. There should be only one opposition coalition, and it should work hard. According to Sanjay Raut, “I advised Rahul ji that you should take the initiative. There has also been discussion on the upcoming elections. The topic at hand is national politics. Sharad Pawar ji for attempting to reconcile the TMC and the Congress. Senior leaders are sufficient.” He stated that he will meet Priyanka Gandhi the next day. At the same time, he underlined that the opposition should have only one front. It will not work if there are multiple fronts.
Mamta Banerjee, the Chief Minister of West Bengal, recently made a comment criticising the UPA in Mumbai, following which Sanjay Raut stated that the UPA could not exist without Congress. Following Raut’s statement, his meeting with Rahul Gandhi is being viewed as significant.