Sanjay Raut, a Rajya Sabha MP and a key chief of the Uddhav Thackeray faction of the Shiv Sena, visited the Siddhivinayak Temple right here to hunt blessings of Lord Ganesh quickly after his launch from the Arthur Street Jail on Wednesday night.
Raut was accompanied by his brother, MLA Sunil Raut, and occasion leaders throughout his go to to the long-lasting temple in Prabhadevi in central Mumbai.
The parliamentarian additionally visited a Hanuman temple in south Mumbai and the Bal Thackeray memorial in Shivaji Park.
Raut was launched from jail at round 6.50 pm, however he may solely attain his residence in Nahur in northeast Mumbai at round 10.30 pm.
The senior politician’s bungalow was adorned with lights and lots of of his supporters gathered outdoors his house to welcome him as they burst firecrackers and performed DJ music.
The 60-year-old Rajya Sabha member was arrested on August 1 by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a cash laundering case linked to a housing mission in suburban Goregaon.
In a present of power, lots of of staff of the Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) had gathered outdoors the Arthur Street Jail in central Mumbai carrying saffron flags.
There was a protracted queue of automobiles belonging to occasion staff ready for Raut’s launch.
The second he stepped out of the jail, the place he was lodged for greater than three months, Raut was given a rousing welcome by Shiv Sena (UBT) activists. They raised slogans in favour of Raut in addition to occasion chief Uddhav Thackeray, smeared ‘gulal’ on one another and furiously beat drums.
The Rajya MP, who had draped a saffron stole round his neck, waived and greeted individuals gathered outdoors the jail.
Speaking to reporters, Raut stated the Shiv Sena faction led by Uddhav Thackeray was the “actual” occasion that was based by the late Bal Thackeray.
The one Sena which is actual is the one which was based by Balasaheb Thackeray and now being led by Uddhav Thackeray, he stated.
He stated the present political state of affairs within the state, the place a revolt within the Shiv Sena led to a change in authorities in June, was non permanent .
The saffron flag which has been fluttering atop the BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Company) for the final 30 to 35 years will proceed. Those that dare to the touch it will likely be diminished to ashes with the ‘maashal’ (Uddhav Thackeray faction’s image of flaming torch).
Raut stated he spoke to occasion chief Uddhav Thackeray. He may really feel that Thackeray’s voice had grow to be heavy throughout the dialog, implying that the 2 had turned emotional.
On his strategy to the temple, occasion staff at each potential junction waited for his cavalcade that comprised motorbikes and personal automobiles.
Reacting to Raut’s launch, Shiv Sena (UBT) chief and former minister Aaditya Thackeray stated, “The tiger is again. He was put in jail, however he didn’t flee the way in which 40 “traitors” fled (a reference to insurgent Sena MLAs).”
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