Congress furious over remarks against Indira Gandhi, Sanjay Raut withdraws his remarks.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, is facing ally Congress’s fury over his comment that Indira Gandhi met underworld don, Karim Lala. He took back his statement today saying “our friends from Congress need not feel hurt”.
Congress leaders Milind Deora and Sanjay Nirupam on Thursday asked Sanjay Raut to withdraw his “ill-informed” remarks. Remarks saying former prime minister Indira Gandhi met underworld don, Karim Lala.
Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Wednesday claimed that Indira Gandhi met Karim Lala in Mumbai. His remarks have left his ally Congress furious.
“Indira Ji was a true patriot who never compromised on India’s national security. I demand that Sanjay Raut Ji withdraws his ill-informed statement. Political leaders must show restraint before distorting the legacies of deceased Prime Ministers,” Deora tweets.
“It will be better if Shiv Sena’s poet focuses on entertaining Maharashtra by sharing poetry about others. He will have to repent if he carries out a false campaign against former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. He should withdraw the statement he gave about Indiraji yesterday,” Congress Mumbai Chief Nirupam tweets.
Sanjay Raut withdraws his remarks.
“Our friends from Congress need not feel hurt. If someone feels that my statement has hurt the image of Indira Gandhi Ji or hurt someone’s feelings, I take back my statement,” Mr. Raut said.
In response to all the allegations, Raut also put out a series of tweets. He claims that his statement is being “twisted” by those who are unaware of history.
“I have never shied away from praising Indira Gandhi as an iron lady who took decisions with an iron fist. Surprisingly, those who do not know the history of Indiraji are shouting on top of the voice.”
“The respect that I have always shown towards Indira Gandhi, Pandit Nehru, Rajiv Gandhi, and the Gandhi family, despite being in opposition, nobody has done it. Whenever people have targeted Indira Gandhi, I have stood up for her,” tweets Sanjay Raut.