Articles about Sanjay Raut

Sanjay Raut is a senior Shiv Sena leader, Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament, and Executive Editor of the party mouthpiece, ‘Saamana’, a Marathi language daily. He was first elected to the Rajya Sabha in 2004 from Maharashtra. He was re-elected for his second term in 2010 and for a third in 2016. During his time in the Rajya Sabha, Raut has served as a member in the Committee on Home Affairs; Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation; Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs, and Public Distribution; and Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Power. In 2019, he wrote ‘Thackeray’, a biopic on the life of Shiv Sena founder and life-long President, Bal Keshav Thackeray. After the latter passed away in 2012, Raut took over as the editor of his newspaper, ‘Saamana’. He is often in the news for his controversial and aggressive statements.

'Jan Ashirwad Yatra' an invitation to third wave: Sanjay Raut

18 Aug 2021

'Jan Ashirwad Yatra' an invitation to third wave: Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Wednesday claimed the "Jan Ashirwad Yatra," being carried out by a number of Union ministers in various states, was an "invitation to the third wave of COVID-19."

Pegasus row: Shiv Sena demands Parliamentary probe; blames Centre

21 Jul 2021

Pegasus row: Shiv Sena demands Parliamentary probe; blames Centre

The Shiv Sena on Wednesday slammed the central government over the Pegasus scandal, saying that such an attack couldn't have happened without the Centre's approval.

Maharashtra: Sena MP Raut justifies suspension of 12 BJP MLAs

06 Jul 2021

Maharashtra: Sena MP Raut justifies suspension of 12 BJP MLAs

A day after 12 BJP MLAs were suspended from the Maharashtra Assembly for alleged misbehavior, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said indiscipline cannot be tolerated, even as the opposition BJP held protests in the Vidhan Bhavan complex in Mumbai and other parts of the state over the action.

Economy, political system collapsing due to COVID-19: Raut

28 Apr 2021

Economy, political system collapsing due to COVID-19: Raut

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Wednesday said the economic, social, and political systems in India are collapsing due to the COVID-19 upsurge which has set the country back by at least 20 years.

Raut demands special Parliament session to discuss COVID-19 situation

19 Apr 2021

Raut demands special Parliament session to discuss COVID-19 situation

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Monday called for convening a special session of Parliament for at least two days to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the country.

Kumbh mela returnees may aggravate COVID-19 pandemic: Sanjay Raut

13 Apr 2021

Kumbh mela returnees may aggravate COVID-19 pandemic: Sanjay Raut

Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Tuesday expressed apprehension that the people returning from Kumbh Mela in Haridwar will turn out to be potential carriers of COVID-19 infection which will "cause havoc."

Film producer, Swapna Patker, says Sanjay Raut harassed her repeatedly

08 Apr 2021

Film producer, Swapna Patker, says Sanjay Raut harassed her repeatedly

A Marathi film producer has accused Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut of harassing her for eight years.

Raut slams BJP for changing stance on COVID-19 curbs

07 Apr 2021

Raut slams BJP for changing stance on COVID-19 curbs

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Wednesday hit out at the opposition BJP for criticizing the Maharashtra Government after initially supporting it over the restrictions imposed by it to check the spread of COVID-19.

Open war in Maharashtra, BJP trying to destabilize government: Raut

15 Feb 2021

Open war in Maharashtra, BJP trying to destabilize government: Raut

Shiv Sena's firebrand leader Sanjay Raut has once again launched a sharp attack against former ally, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), accusing it of trying to destabilize the Maharashtra government.

Nobody should feel pain while chanting 'Jai Shri Ram': Raut

25 Jan 2021

Nobody should feel pain while chanting 'Jai Shri Ram': Raut

Days after Mamata Banerjee declined to speak at an event where Jai Shri Ram slogans were raised, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said, "Nobody should feel pain while chanting the slogan. I'm sure Mamata Banerjee also has faith in Lord Ram."

PMC Bank scam: Raut's wife repaid money after being summoned

15 Jan 2021

PMC Bank scam: Raut's wife repaid money after being summoned

Varsha Raut, the wife of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, repaid Rs. 55 lakh that she took as an "interest-free" loan from the wife of an accused in the PMC Bank scam after she was summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

ED summons Sanjay Raut's wife again in money laundering case

06 Jan 2021

ED summons Sanjay Raut's wife again in money laundering case

The Enforcement Directorate issued fresh summons against Varsha Raut, wife of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, for a second round of questioning on January 11 in connection with the Rs. 4,300 crore PMC Bank money laundering case.

PMC Bank: Money trail leading to Sanjay Raut's wife unearthed

02 Jan 2021

PMC Bank: Money trail leading to Sanjay Raut's wife unearthed

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday attached properties worth Rs. 72 crore of Pravin Raut, in connection to the PMC Bank scam. As per the agency, his wife Madhuri gave Rs. 55 lakh to Varsha Raut, the wife of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut.

PMC Bank scam: Sanjay Raut's wife summoned by Enforcement Directorate

28 Dec 2020

PMC Bank scam: Sanjay Raut's wife summoned by Enforcement Directorate

In connection to the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative (PMC) Bank money laundering case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summons to Varsha Raut, the wife of Shiv Sena's firebrand leader Sanjay Raut.

Kangana's office demolition case: Bombay HC's judgment on November 27

24 Nov 2020

Kangana's office demolition case: Bombay HC's judgment on November 27

The Bombay High Court will give its verdict on Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut's office demolition case against the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on November 27, according to reports.

Kangana, sister to appear before Mumbai Police in January

23 Nov 2020

Kangana, sister to appear before Mumbai Police in January

Actor Kangana Ranaut and her sister Rangoli Chandel will appear before Mumbai Police on January 8, the Bombay High Court has ordered.

Coronavirus: Maharashtra registers lowest single-day tally in over five months

17 Nov 2020

Coronavirus: Maharashtra registers lowest single-day tally in over five months

On Monday, Maharashtra reported 2,535 fresh coronavirus cases, its lowest single-day figure since early-June. The number of cases in the state now stands at 17,49,777 and fatalities at 46,034 after 60 more people lost their lives yesterday.

Sushant Singh Rajput's MLA cousin hospitalized in Patna

17 Oct 2020

Sushant Singh Rajput's MLA cousin hospitalized in Patna

Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA) from Bihar, Niraj Kumar Singh Bablu was on Thursday hospitalized in Patna after suffering from chest pain.

We aren't enemies, says Sanjay Raut after meeting Devendra Fadnavis

27 Sep 2020

We aren't enemies, says Sanjay Raut after meeting Devendra Fadnavis

Shiv Sena's firebrand leader Sanjay Raut suggested against reading too much into his meeting with Maharashtra former Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, saying both of them have ideological differences but aren't enemies. He added Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray was aware of the meeting.

Rajya Sabha ruckus continues, suspended MPs stage 'dharna'

21 Sep 2020

Rajya Sabha ruckus continues, suspended MPs stage 'dharna'

After a stormy session yesterday, the Rajya Sabha witnessed pandemonium again today after eight MPs, who were suspended for their unruly behavior, refused to leave the House.

Rajya Sabha passes farm bills amid Opposition protests; House adjourned

20 Sep 2020

Rajya Sabha passes farm bills amid Opposition protests; House adjourned

The Rajya Sabha on Sunday passed the controversial farm bills amid protests by the Opposition. The Upper House has now been adjourned until 9 am on Monday.

Bills sparked protests; Modi blamed 'misinformation campaign'

Protests

Bills sparked protests; Modi blamed 'misinformation campaign'

Farmers fear the legislation would keep them from availing a Minimum Support Price (MSP) for their produce. Intense protests have been staged, particularly in the states of Punjab and Haryana, in opposition to the bill.

"PoK analogy was bang on": Kangana Ranaut leaves Mumbai

14 Sep 2020

"PoK analogy was bang on": Kangana Ranaut leaves Mumbai

Reiterating her controversial stance that Mumbai to her now feels like the militancy-infused Pakistan-occupied Kashmir area, actor Kangana Ranaut on Monday left the city for her hometown in Himachal Pradesh.

Amid tussle with Sena leaders, Kangana meets Maharashtra Governor

13 Sep 2020

Amid tussle with Sena leaders, Kangana meets Maharashtra Governor

Actor Kangana Ranaut met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari at the Raj Bhavan on Sunday evening. Her sister Rangoli Chandel was also present at the meet.

Why Kangana Ranaut got Y-plus security? Union Minister explains

12 Sep 2020

Why Kangana Ranaut got Y-plus security? Union Minister explains

Actor Kangana Ranaut, whose Y-plus category security cover ignited criticism about the misuse of taxpayers' money, was given the special treatment on request of her father, said MoS (Home), G Kishan Reddy, on Friday.

My home today, your ego tomorrow: Kangana's message to Uddhav

09 Sep 2020

My home today, your ego tomorrow: Kangana's message to Uddhav

Actor Kangana Ranaut, who is fighting an intense battle with the Shiv Sena-led Maharashtra government, sent a pointed message to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday, hours after her Mumbai office was demolished.

My Mumbai is PoK now: Kangana after BMC demolishes office

09 Sep 2020

My Mumbai is PoK now: Kangana after BMC demolishes office

Ahead of her much-publicized visit to Mumbai, Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut likened the city to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, once again, after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) demolished her office on Wednesday.

Arnab and Kangana at center of ruckus in Maharashtra Assembly

08 Sep 2020

Arnab and Kangana at center of ruckus in Maharashtra Assembly

On the last day of the monsoon session, both Houses in Maharashtra Assembly witnessed an upheaval as members moved privilege motions against journalist Arnab Goswami and actor Kangana Ranaut.

BMC will demolish my Mumbai office tomorrow, alleges Kangana

07 Sep 2020

BMC will demolish my Mumbai office tomorrow, alleges Kangana

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut has accused officials of Mumbai's civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) of barging into her office space in the city.

Amid tussle with Sena, HM grants Y+ security to Kangana

07 Sep 2020

Amid tussle with Sena, HM grants Y+ security to Kangana

Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut, whose war-of-words with Shiv Sena, the party governing Maharashtra, has grabbed national headlines, will be given Y-plus security, reports said on Monday.

NCW chief demands Sena MLA's arrest for threatening Kangana

05 Sep 2020

NCW chief demands Sena MLA's arrest for threatening Kangana

National Commission For Women (NCW) chief Rekha Sharma has called for the immediate arrest of Shiv Sena MLA, Pratap Sarnaik, for threatening actor Kangana Ranaut.

'Sushant was like our son,' says Raut after controversial remarks

14 Aug 2020

'Sushant was like our son,' says Raut after controversial remarks

Taking a U-turn of sorts, Shiv Sena leader and parliamentarian Sanjay Raut on Friday said that late Bollywood star Sushant Singh Rajput "was our son," adding he wants his family to get justice.

SSR case: Rhea approaches Supreme Court, alleging media trial

10 Aug 2020

SSR case: Rhea approaches Supreme Court, alleging media trial

Actor Rhea Chakraborty, an accused in the death case of actor Sushant Singh Rajput, on Monday filed a fresh affidavit in Supreme Court, alleging "unfair" trial by media in the case.

Father's second marriage wasn't acceptable to Sushant: Shiv Sena

10 Aug 2020

Father's second marriage wasn't acceptable to Sushant: Shiv Sena

In a condemnable development, Shiv Sena parliamentarian Sanjay Raut has said that while he has sympathies for Sushant Singh Rajput's father, KK Singh, he does not believe that the two shared good relations.

Conspiracy to link Aaditya Thackeray to SSR's death: Shiv Sena

05 Aug 2020

Conspiracy to link Aaditya Thackeray to SSR's death: Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut on Wednesday claimed that there is a conspiracy to link the party leader and Maharashtra minister Aaditya Thackeray to the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.

Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

25 May 2020

Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal locked horns over Shramik special trains on Sunday.

Maharashtra CM Thackeray, 8 others elected unopposed to Legislative Council

14 May 2020

Maharashtra CM Thackeray, 8 others elected unopposed to Legislative Council

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and eight others were elected unopposed to the state Legislative Council on Thursday.

Maharashtra: CM Uddhav Thackeray's plan to visit Ayodhya sparks reactions

23 Jan 2020

Maharashtra: CM Uddhav Thackeray's plan to visit Ayodhya sparks reactions

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is planning to visit Ayodhya to celebrate the completion of 100 days of his government, which was formed after Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress joined hands.

Sanjay Raut withdraws controversial statement on Indira Gandhi's underworld connection

16 Jan 2020

Sanjay Raut withdraws controversial statement on Indira Gandhi's underworld connection

After his remarks on former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and underworld don Karim Lala sparked controversy, Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut on Thursday withdrew his statement.

Mumbai: 'Free Kashmir' poster sparks controversy, Fadnavis questions Uddhav Thackeray

07 Jan 2020

Mumbai: 'Free Kashmir' poster sparks controversy, Fadnavis questions Uddhav Thackeray

A 'Free Kashmir' poster was spotted at Mumbai's Gateway of India yesterday, and quite naturally it has kicked up a storm with politicians wading into it.