Sanjay Raut: News
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.
12 Sep 2023General VK Singh
Union Minister of State (MoS) and former Chief of the Army Staff VK Singh has reportedly claimed Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) would merge with India "on its own."
14 Aug 2023Ajit Pawar
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar's meeting with his uncle and Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday has sparked a fresh political row in the state.
02 Jul 2023Ajit Pawar
Maharashtra witnessed yet another political shocker on Sunday after Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ajit Pawar and eight other MLAs joined the Eknath Shinde government in the state.
24 Jun 2023Uddhav Thackeray
Shiv Sena (UBT) supremo Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday reportedly lashed out at the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for taking action against his close aides in the alleged jumbo COVID-19 facility scam.
23 Jun 2023Mumbai
In the raids conducted in an alleged money laundering case linked to the Mumbai COVID-19 scam case, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has seized Rs. 68.65 lakh in cash along with jewelry worth Rs. 2.46 crore.
21 Jun 2023Enforcement Directorate (ED)
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday raided 15 locations in Mumbai and surrounding areas in an alleged money laundering case linked to the COVID-19 field hospital scam case.
20 Jun 2023Eknath Shinde
Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) MP Sanjay Raut on Tuesday petitioned the United Nations to declare June 20 as "World Traitors Day" to mark the treachery on the original Shiv Sena by Eknath Shinde—now the Maharashtra Chief Minister—and 40 other MLAs.
12 Jun 2023Maharashtra Police
Clashes allegedly broke out on Sunday during a religious procession in Maharashtra's Pune district between warkaris—devotees of Lord Vitthal—and the Maharashtra Police over entry to the Alandi temple.
09 Jun 2023Sharad Pawar
Shiv Sena (UBT) chief spokesperson Sanjay Raut and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar reportedly received death threats from unknown persons on Friday.
24 Apr 2023Uddhav Thackeray
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has said that elections in the state could happen at any time now and asserted his party, Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray), was prepared for it.
01 Apr 2023Sidhu Moose Wala
Is Shiv Sena (Udhav Balasaheb Thackeray) Sanjay Raut also gangster Lawrence Bishnoi's hit list?
19 Feb 2023Shiv Sena
Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) MP Sanjay Raut alleged on Sunday that a Rs. 2,000 crore transaction took place to buy the name and "bow and arrow" symbol of the Shiv Sena.
27 Dec 2022Maharashtra
Following the resolution passed in the Karnataka Legislative Assembly on Thursday to protect the state's sovereignty and interests in the backdrop of its border dispute with Maharashtra, the latter's state Assembly also passed a similar resolution unanimously on Tuesday.
21 Nov 2022Congress Party
The relationship between the Congress party and the Shiv Sena's Uddhav Thackeray faction has taken a new turn, only days after a rift over Rahul Gandhi's statements criticizing Hindutva icon—Veer Savarkar.
09 Nov 2022Shiv Sena
A Mumbai court on Wednesday granted bail to Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut in a money laundering case linked to the Patra Chawl land scam, ANI reported.
02 Nov 2022Shiv Sena
A Mumbai court hearing the bail plea of Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) MP Sanjay Raut in a money laundering case reserved its judgment while extending his judicial remand for 14 days.
08 Aug 2022Maharashtra
A special court in Mumbai sent Shiv Sena Member of Parliament (MP) Sanjay Raut to 14-day judicial custody on Monday.
06 Aug 2022Mumbai
Varsha Raut, the wife of arrested Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, on Saturday appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a money laundering case involving alleged irregularities in the Patra Chawl redevelopment project in Mumbai.
01 Aug 2022Shiv Sena
The Lok Sabha began debating price rise on Monday afternoon after the suspension of four Congress MPs was revoked following repeated disturbances that necessitated two adjournments.
01 Aug 2022Enforcement Directorate (ED)
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Sunday after hours of interrogation in connection with the multi-core Patra Chawl land scam in Maharashtra.
01 Aug 2022Maharashtra
Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut was sent to four-day Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody on Monday.
31 Jul 2022Shiv Sena
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Sunday detained Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut in the Patra Chawl scam case.
30 Jul 2022Maharashtra
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari has sparked controversy by stating that if Gujaratis and Rajasthanis are moved from Maharashtra, particularly Mumbai and Thane, there will be no money left in the state and the state will cease to be the country's financial capital.
27 Jun 2022Maharashtra
Amid the political impasse in Maharashtra, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summons to Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut in a money laundering investigation in connection to the re-development of a chawl in Mumbai and other linked financial transactions involving his wife and friends.
23 Jun 2022Maharashtra
Amid the political crisis in Maharashtra, only 13 MLAs attended the meeting chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, while rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde posted a photo with 42 MLAs.
22 Jun 2022Maharashtra
Even as the Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra stares at an ensuing collapse with rebel Shiv Sena leader Eknath Shinde and some party MLAs moving to Assam's Guwahati, Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Wednesday hinted at the dissolution of the State Legislative Assembly.
03 May 2022Maharashtra
The Aurangabad Police has registered a case against the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) supremo Raj Thackeray and organizers of his Aurangabad rally, where he gave a controversial speech on Sunday.
07 Apr 2022Mumbai
The Mumbai Police has registered an FIR against BJP leader Kirit Somaiya and his son, Neil, for allegedly siphoning off Rs. 57 crore from a campaign he had launched to save INS Vikrant.
05 Apr 2022Mumbai
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday attached eight land parcels in Alibaug and a flat in Mumbai's Dadar suburb linked to Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut and his family under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA).
21 Oct 2021Shiv Sena
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has alleged a Rs. 500 crore scam in the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation, which is ruled by the rival Bharatiya Janata Party.
18 Aug 2021Maharashtra
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."
06 Jul 2021Shiv Sena
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.
28 Apr 2021Mumbai
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.
19 Apr 2021Coronavirus
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.
13 Apr 2021Maharashtra
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."
08 Apr 2021Kangana Ranaut
A Marathi film producer has accused Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut of harassing her for eight years.
07 Apr 2021Maharashtra
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.
15 Feb 2021Maharashtra
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.
25 Jan 2021West Bengal
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."
15 Jan 2021Shiv Sena
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).
06 Jan 2021India
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.
02 Jan 2021Enforcement Directorate (ED)
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.
28 Dec 2020Enforcement Directorate (ED)
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.
27 Sep 2020Maharashtra
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.
09 Sep 2020Maharashtra
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.
07 Sep 2020Mumbai
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.
14 Aug 2020Supreme Court Of India
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.
10 Aug 2020Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI)
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.
05 Aug 2020Maharashtra
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.
20 Nov 2019Shiv Sena
Shiv Sena MP and spokesperson Sanjay Raut has claimed that the party's seating arrangement in the Rajya Sabha has been changed to "suppress their voice."
20 Nov 2019Maharashtra
As the Maharashtra political impasse continues, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday seemed confident that a "popular and strong" government will be formed before December.
17 Nov 2019Maharashtra
After the falling out of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra, the Sena's seating arrangement in the Rajya Sabha has been revised.
08 Nov 2019Maharashtra
A day after Shiv Sena shifted its elected MLAs in Maharashtra to a hotel to prevent "poaching" by bitter ally BJP, Congress has reportedly done the same.
07 Nov 2019Uddhav Thackeray
Maharashtra is where all (unending) action of Indian politics is taking place. The state went to polls on October 21, results were declared three days later, but there's no government in sight, courtesy the raging war between allies BJP and Shiv Sena.
07 Nov 2019Maharashtra
Locked in a tussle with ally Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday took a concrete step to steer the state out of the political crisis, by announcing that its leaders will meet Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Thursday.
02 Nov 2019India
Amid the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena stalemate in Maharashtra, the Shiv Sena reacted strongly to the demands of President's rule in the state.
29 Oct 2019Maharashtra
A consensus between bickering allies Shiv Sena and BJP seems like a far-fetched dream now.
18 Jul 2019Narendra Modi
You might have heard of "chicken is vegetarian" claims in a Punjabi household, but the notion has now entered the political discourse.
25 Jan 2019Mumbai
Controversy erupted on Thursday during the movie screening of Thackeray in Mumbai after director Abhijit Panse and his family were asked to sit in the front row.
18 Jan 2019Shiv Sena
After winning hearts with his exemplary portrayal of Urdu iconoclast Saadat Haasan Manto, Nawazuddin Siddiqui is back with Thackeray, and the movie looks exceptional.
28 Dec 2018Mumbai
Thackeray released its first trailer on December 26 and offered a look at the rise of Balasaheb Thackeray and his actions while in power as founder and head of the Shiv Sena party.
10 Dec 2018Supreme Court Of India
Several ministers and politicians from Goa are expected to visit New Delhi to offer support to Goa Mining People's Front (GMPF), who is scheduled to begin a three-day protest tomorrow to press for the resumption of mining in the state.
29 Jul 2018Mumbai
BJP President Amit Shah held a meeting with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Mumbai in the backdrop of the ongoing agitation by the Maratha community seeking job reservation in Maharashtra.
28 Jul 2018Mumbai
BJP President Amit Shah arrived in Mumbai today on a day-long visit, during which he will interact with party workers and also attend a special screening of a film based on PM Narendra Modi's early life.
26 Jul 2018Narendra Modi
Independent MLA Ravi Rana today warned that he and six other independent legislators supporting the BJP-led Maharashtra government would withdraw their support if Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is replaced.
10 Jun 2018Shiv Sena
Is the RSS thinking of options for 2019? Shiv Sena thinks so. And "it might put forth Pranab Mukherjee ji as PM name if BJP fails to get required numbers," party leader Sanjay Raut said, days after Mukherjee's speech at an RSS event.
06 Jun 2018Narendra Modi
Technically, politics and its absurdity can be perfectly summed up in this idiom - you scratch my back, I'll scratch yours, and nobody gets hurt.
05 Jun 2018Uddhav Thackeray
Days after the bickering allies contested the Palghar by-poll separately, BJP chief Amit Shah will meet Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray at the latter's residence in Mumbai tomorrow.
23 May 2018Karnataka
Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray was invited for the swearing-in ceremony of HD Kumaraswamy as Karnataka Chief Minister, but "politely declined" as he was busy with campaigning for the upcoming Palghar Lok Sabha by-poll on May 28 in Maharashtra.
14 May 2018Shiv Sena
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut demanded Bharat Ratna for Hindu leader Veer Savarkar, in his weekly column Rokthok of the party's mouthpiece magazine 'Saamana'.
11 Apr 2018Narendra Modi
In a subtle hint of his hopes of the BJP and the Shiv Sena jointly contesting the next year's polls, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that all "secular but Hindutva" parties would come together to counter the "pseudo-secular" opposition.
03 Mar 2018Shiv Sena
The Shiv Sena has sacked its Goa unit Chief Shivprasad Joshi, said the party's state spokesperson Jitesh Kamat, confirming the development.
31 Oct 2017Maharashtra
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut called the BJP his party's 'principal enemy.' He said "the BJP owns the (Maharashtra) government and "we are in the government just for the sake of it."
25 Aug 2017Mumbai
Mumbai is celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi in full-swing with over 7,600 mandals. Here are the popular mandals one should not miss:
20 Mar 2017Mumbai
A lunar-related project led by Saumil Vaidya (a former student of Swami Vivekananda International School, Borivali) was one of the winners of TeamIndus's Lab2Moon contest where global students designed and built experiments that could be flown to the moon.