Rahul calls up Sanjay Raut; Sena MP says such gestures becoming rare in times of political bitterness
The Rajya Sabha member's praise for Gandhi comes at a time when the latter has been facing flak for his remarks on freedom fighter V D Savarkar.
Raut questioned why Gandhi was raking up issues which touch the people's emotional chord and giving the BJP a chance on a platter to divert attention.
Uddhav Sena’s leader Sanjay Raut joined the perception battle by putting the Congress on notice, saying: “We consider Veer Savarkar a reverential figure.
Thackeray-led Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut was in Arthur Road Jail for 102 days in connection with a money laundering case.
Raut was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate in a money laundering case on August 1 this year and granted bail by a court in Mumbai on November 9.
Raut said while in jail, he read newspapers and came to know about some decisions taken by Fadnavis.
Thackeray said Raut was family to him and struggles of the latter's family were his and the party's.
Raut, a close confidante of Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, walked out of the Arthur Road jail in central Mumbai on Wednesday after being granted bail.
A special court in Mumbai granted bail to Rajya Sabha member Raut on Wednesday, saying his arrest was 'illegal' and a "witch-hunt".
At around 5 pm, Raut's legal team dropped his bail order into the Arthur Road jail box and at about 6.50 pm, the Shiv Sena (UBT) leader stepped out of the prison.
The ED arrested Sanjay Raut, a Rajya Sabha MP, on July 31 for his alleged role in financial irregularities in connection with the redevelopment of the Patra Chawl tenement in suburban Goregaon.
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Rohit Pawar tweeted a video of a tiger being released from a cage and tagged it to Raut.
Raut had in his bail plea claimed the case against him was a perfect example of "abuse of power" and "political vendetta".
The Rajya Sabha MP was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on August 1 in connection with the Rs 1,034-crore Patra Chawl land scam case.
With this, the stage is set for a virtual uncontested election of the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) party nominee Rutuja Ramesh Latke from Andheri East.
Raut was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on August 1 in a money laundering case linked to alleged irregularities in the redevelopment of Patra 'chawl' in Mumbai.
The ED probe pertains to alleged financial irregularities in the redevelopment of Patra Chawl and related financial property transactions involving his wife and alleged associates.
The Rajya Sabha member was arrested in the case in July and is currently in judicial custody. He has moved the special court for the Prevention of Money Laundering Act cases for bail.
Raut was arrested by the ED in the alleged Patra Chawl redevelopment scam here on August 1.
He was produced before special PMLA judge MG Deshpande at the end of his judicial remand on Monday.