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 2023

General VK Singh

Union minister VK Singh predicts PoK's voluntary merger with India

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 2023

Ajit Pawar

Sharad Pawar-Ajit Pawar meeting ahead of INDIA talks triggers row 

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 2023

Ajit Pawar

Maharashtra: Ajit Pawar's defection triggers political crisis, parties react

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 2023

Uddhav Thackeray

Probe PM CARES Fund: Uddhav Thackeray hits out at ED

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 2023


Mumbai COVID-19 scam: ED seizes valuables worth Rs. 3 crore

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.

Mumbai COVID-19 field hospital scam: ED raids Thackeray's, Raut's aides

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 2023

Eknath Shinde

Shiv Sena (UBT) seeks UN recognition for 'World Traitors Day'

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 2023

Maharashtra Police

Police action on 'warkaris' triggers political storm in Maharashtra 

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 2023

Sharad Pawar

Sanjay Raut, Sharad Pawar receive death threats; Sule demands action

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 2023

Uddhav Thackeray

Elections can happen any time, prepared for it: Uddhav 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 2023

Sidhu Moose Wala

Shiv Sena (UBT)'s Sanjay Raut on Lawrence Bishnoi's 'hit list'

Is Shiv Sena (Udhav Balasaheb Thackeray) Sanjay Raut also gangster Lawrence Bishnoi's hit list?

19 Feb 2023

Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena name, symbol sold for Rs. 2,000cr: Sanjay Raut

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 2022


After Karnataka, Maharashtra passes resolution on border dispute

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 2022

Congress Party

Sanjay Raut praises Rahul Gandhi amid speculations of MVA breakup

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 2022

Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut gets bail in Patra Chawl scam

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 2022

Shiv Sena

Patra Chawl scam: Raut's judicial custody extended by 14 days

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 2022


Sanjay Raut sent to judicial custody till August 22

A special court in Mumbai sent Shiv Sena Member of Parliament (MP) Sanjay Raut to 14-day judicial custody on Monday.

06 Aug 2022


Patra Chawl scam: Sanjay Raut's wife Varsha appears before ED

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 2022

Shiv Sena

Suspension of 4 Congress MPs revoked; price rise debate begins

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.

#NewsBytesExplainer: What is Patra Chawl scam that got Raut arrested

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 2022


Patra Chawl scam: Sanjay Raut sent to 4-day ED custody

Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut was sent to four-day Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody on Monday.

31 Jul 2022

Shiv Sena

Sanjay Raut detained by ED after raid at his residence

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Sunday detained Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut in the Patra Chawl scam case.

30 Jul 2022


Without Gujaratis, no money will be left in Mumbai: Koshyari

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 2022


ED summons Sanjay Raut, Shiv Sena MP calls it 'conspiracy'

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 2022


Come back and Sena will consider alliance: Raut to rebels

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 2022


Maharashtra crisis: Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut hints at Assembly dissolution

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 2022


Raj Thackeray Aurangabad rally: Case filed against MNS chief, organizers

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 2022


INS Vikrant case: FIR against BJP leader Kirit Somaiya, son

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 2022


ED attaches Sanjay Raut's properties in Rs. 1,034 crore scam

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 2021

Shiv Sena

Sanjay Raut claims BJP-led corporation misused Rs. 500 crore fund

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 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."

06 Jul 2021

Shiv Sena

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.

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.

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.

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."

08 Apr 2021

Kangana Ranaut

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.

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.

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.

25 Jan 2021

West Bengal

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."

15 Jan 2021

Shiv Sena

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).

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

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

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 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.

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.

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.

'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.

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.

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.

20 Nov 2019

Shiv Sena

Sanjay Raut slams change in Shiv Sena's Rajya Sabha seating

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 2019


If BJP offers 50:50 deal, Sena may revive its alliance

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 2019


After Maharashtra fiasco, Shiv Sena seating changed in Rajya Sabha

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.

12 Nov 2019


Maha Crisis: Who will form the government now?

The stalemate over government formation in Maharashtra entered its 19th day on Tuesday, with the ball in NCP-Congress' court.

08 Nov 2019


Maharashtra: Scared of 'Operation Lotus', Congress shifts MLAs to Jaipur

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 2019

Uddhav Thackeray

#MaharashtraCrisis: Sena MLAs shifted to hotel. Karnataka 2.0?

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 2019


Maharashtra: BJP to meet governor today, but Sena isn't blinking

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 2019


Maharashtra: Shiv Sena to drop 'wait-and-watch mode'

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 2019


There's no Dushyant Chautala here: Sena's new warning to BJP

A consensus between bickering allies Shiv Sena and BJP seems like a far-fetched dream now.

18 Jul 2019

Narendra Modi

Is chicken veg or non-veg? Shiv Sena MP demands clarification

You might have heard of "chicken is vegetarian" claims in a Punjabi household, but the notion has now entered the political discourse.

25 Jan 2019


After being offered front-row seats, 'Thackeray' director leaves premiere hall

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 2019

Shiv Sena

Despite being Muslim, Nawazuddin is fine being 'Thackeray'. Here's why

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 2018


Producer Sanjay Raut wants 'Thackeray' uncensored like Balasaheb Thackeray

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.

Goa mining: Several ministers, politicians to support GMPF's Delhi protest

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.

27 Sep 2018


Bring Sena to power on its own in 2019: Minister

Shiv Sena leaders exhorted party workers to show their strength during its Dussehra rally on October 19 and bring the party to power on its own in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

29 Jul 2018


Mumbai: Amit Shah, Mohan Bhagwat meet amid Maratha quota stir

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 2018


Amit Shah arrives in Mumbai for movie screening, party meetings

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 2018

Narendra Modi

Independent legislators would withdraw support if Fadnavis is replaced: MLA

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 2018

Shiv Sena

RSS considering Mukherjee as PM, Sena claims. Sharmistha says "NOT"

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 2018

Narendra Modi

5 times Shiv Sena said absurd things about ally, BJP

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 2018

Uddhav Thackeray

Bickering allies Amit Shah, Uddhav Thackeray to meet tomorrow

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 2018


JD(S) invites Uddhav Thackeray for Kumaraswamy's oath-taking ceremony; declines politely

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 2018

Shiv Sena

Raut: Why hasn't Hindutva government given Bharat Ratna to Savarkar?

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 2018

Narendra Modi

'Secular but Hindutva' parties will come-together against 'pseudo-secular' opposition: Fadnavis

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 2018

Shiv Sena

Shiv Sena's Goa chief Shivprasad Joshi sacked for "anti-party activities"

The Shiv Sena has sacked its Goa unit Chief Shivprasad Joshi, said the party's state spokesperson Jitesh Kamat, confirming the development.

31 Oct 2017


Shiv Sena says 'BJP is our principal enemy', praises Rahul

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 2017


Ganesh Chaturthi: Popular Ganeshotsav mandals to visit in Mumbai

Mumbai is celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi in full-swing with over 7,600 mandals. Here are the popular mandals one should not miss:

28 Mar 2017

Shiv Sena

Pollution connected to monsoons: IIT-Bombay study

A new study conducted at IIT-Bombay discovered a relation between local pollution and the intensity of rain.

20 Mar 2017


Mumbai youth's project could land on the moon

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.