On Sunday, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut welcomed Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s statement that Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiara could have chosen a better word in a letter to Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to reopen places of worship in the state. Raut further said in a conversation with a TV channel that Shiv Sena dropped the issue after Shah’s statement.
Koshyari recently wrote a letter to Thackeray to reopen the shrines in the state and asked whether the Shiv Sena president was suddenly becoming secular. After that, allegations and counter-allegations began between the governor and the chief minister.
“Koshiari could have chosen a better word,” Shah told a news channel on Saturday. Raut responded that Shah was the home minister of the country and spoke responsibly and cautiously. He said the palace and the governor’s office come under the purview of the constitutional body and the home ministry.
The Shiv Sena leader said, “The Governor’s letter was an unnecessary debate after the Chief Minister’s reply and we did not start it.” We are satisfied with the attitude of the Union Home Minister and thank him for understanding the reasons for our dissatisfaction. ”
Raut rejected the assumption that Shah was soft on Shiv Sena. “There is nothing political about it. What Shah has said is in line with the constitution,” he said.