Staged walkout as government didn't give satisfactory answer to concerns on Citizenship Bill: Shiv Sena MP
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had then said the Sena won't back the bill in Rajya Sabha till there is clarity on the party's queries posed in Lok Sabha.
The Shiv Sena, which voted in favour of the controversial Bill in Lok Sabha, opposed it in Rajya Sabha, saying the draft law should have been debated on the basis of "humanity not religion".
Opposition parties including Congress, Nationalist Congress Party, Trinamool Congress, DMK are protesting against the bill.
Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut asserted that the current stand of the Sena was not due to pressure from the Congress or any other party.
Cracks in new Maharashtra government? Congress wants 'Sanatan Sanstha' banned, Sena thinks otherwise
Congress MP Hussain Dalwai demanded that the Sanatan Sanstha, which is accused of rationalist Narendra Dabholkar’s murder, should be banned and its head Jayant Athawale be jailed.
Hegde had claimed that Fadnavis was made Maharashtra Chief Minister to prevent central funds worth Rs 40,000 crore, from being "misused" by the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance of Shiv Sena, NCP and Congres
While Uddhav Thackeray stated in the Assembly that the party won’t 'abandon Hindutva', party spokesperson Sanjay Raut was busy explaining the 'secular' Hindutva of the Congress in a TV debate.
In a veiled attack on the central BJP leaders without naming anyone, he said Maharashtra did not bow down to the 'mob-rule' like functioning of Delhi.
Sanjay Raut said at least four MLAs, including those with Goa Forward Party President Vijay Sardesai are in contact with Shiv Sena.
The MLAs of the Sena, the NCP and the Congress are currently staying at different hotels in Mumbai.
Raut said the Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress have signatures of all their respective MLAs to prove majority in the House, which the combine will submit it to Supreme Court.
Sanjay Raut pointed out that the BJP tried to break parties like Shiv Sena, NCP and Congress even before elections.
BJP's Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday took oath as Maharashtra chief minister, while Ajit Pawar as his deputy.
Congress leader Sanjay also questioned the recent meet of the NCP chief Sharad Pawar with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi.
Raut also laid the entire blame on Ajit Pawar adding that this is treachery towards people of Maharashtra and people won’t let the latter and his supporters to roam around in the state freely.