22 Jan 2022
by Web Desk | Published: 14 Jan 2022
Sanjay Raut, a Sena MP, declared on Thursday that his party will not be a part of any electoral alliance in Uttar Pradesh. He ruled out any possible collaboration with the Samajwadi Party, citing ideological differences. Raut claimed that the party has been functioning in UP for a long time but did not run for office because it did not want to undermine the BJP. He also stated that his party will run for 50-100 seats in UP based on Hindutva and farmer issues and that he will visit the state's western regions on Friday. To launch this electoral incursion in a foreign state, Raut farmers' leader Rakesh Tikait visited the state on Thursday to explore how he could sabotage the BJP's prospects.
Raut said on Twitter that the Shiv Sena played a key part in the Ram Janmabhoomi agitation and made numerous sacrifices. He recalled that when the movement appeared to be losing momentum, the party leaders led by Uddhav Thackeray had visited Ayodhya three times. He went on to say that the party was also cognizant of the public's feelings about Mathura, Lord Krishna's birthplace.
Meanwhile, Raut has predicted that the Congress party will not be able to win the Goa assembly elections on its own and that it will not be able to break into the single digits if it runs alone. "The Congress has only three MLAs in Goa," he stated. The party's MLAs have all abandoned it. We (the Shiv Sena and the NCP) had offered to assist the Congress through its difficult times. However, I have no idea what Congress is thinking. If it competes alone, it will never get over the single-digit barrier.
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