It may be noted that Rout is among the leaders of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) who has been trying to save Uddhav Thackeray government.
Mumbai: Senior Shiv Sena leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut was on Monday summoned by Enforcement Directorate (ED) for questioning tomorrow in a case related to money laundering.
The probe agency has asked Raut to appear in connection with the R 1,034-crore Patra Chawl land scam case. The ED, earlier in April, has also attached his properties.
Responding to the ED’s charges, Raut tweeted, “I just came to know that the ED has summoned me. Good ! There are big political developments in Maharashtra. We, Balasaheb’s Shivsainiks are fighting a big battle. This is a conspiracy to stop me. Even if you behead me, I won’t take the Guwahati route.”
It may be noted that Rout is among the leaders of Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) who has been trying to save Uddhav Thackeray government. Raut, however, have given controversial statements which have been criticised widely. Even his veiled warning to rebel Shiv Sena MLAs that their souls are dead and only bodies will return to Mumbai was discussed during Supreme Court’s Monday hearing.
“The 40 rebel MLAs who are there are not alive. Only their bodies will come back here, their souls will be dead. When they step out of Guwahati, they won’t be alive at heart. They know what can happen in the fire that has been lit now. The soulless bodies will come from Assam and will be sent directly to the [Maharashtra] Assembly for postmortem,”Raut had said.
Raut, in a statement earlier, had said that Shiv Sena will consider quitting the Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition if the MLAs come back from Guwahati and talk to us, said Shiv Sena MP and party spokesperson Sanjay Raut while talking to the media on Thursday.
“MLAs should not communicate from Guwahati, they should come back to Mumbai and discuss all this with the Chief Minister. We are ready to consider exiting out of MVA if this is the will of all the MLAs but for that, they have to come here and discuss it with the Chief Minister,” Raut had said.