Sanjay Raut, leader of Shiv Sena indicated confidence in the INDIA alliance’s success in the forthcoming elections in five states, which includes Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, and Telangana. He focused that the Congress, a key part of the alliance would attain these victories, even in Telangana where he anticipated that the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) might not even secure more than 10 seats.
Meanwhile, he also condemned the Election Commission for not declaring the dates for the Mumbai Mahanagar Palika elections in Maharashtra, which have been delayed for the past two years. In Mumbai and in 14 other Mahanagar Palikas in the state, he called for timely elections amid purported corrupt practices.
Raut also examined the global arena, especially addressing the Israel-Hamas conflict. He drew more attention on the significance of India’s historical support for Palestine, referring to the earlier relations between India and Yasser Arafat, former Chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organization. He also urged that India will not forget this historical relationship and its policy on Palestine.
With regards to Devendra Fadnavis, who was going to Delhi, Raut suggested that the Shinde group within the BJP trusts that, Fadnavis has obtained the position to take on national responsibilities. He specified certain national problems, including the Israel-Palestine war, Manipur conflict, and the Kashmir pandits’ situation, as some of the reasons for Fadnavis’ capable role in Delhi. He suggested that this move might be because of the discerning failures by Amit Shah and Narendra Modi.
In essence, Sanjay Raut showed positivity regarding the INDIA alliance’s likelihood in the upcoming state elections and condemned the delay in Mumbai Mahanagar Palika elections. He also stressed on national issues as a part of India’s historical support for Palestine.