Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the top leader of the country and the BJP, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said as he answered a question related to PM Modi’s popularity on June 10, 2021.
His response comes hours after a meeting between Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“I don’t want to comment on this I don’t go by the media reports. There is no official statement about this. The BJP owes its success to Narendra Modi in the last seven years and currently, he is the top leader of the country and his party,” Raut said.
A Prime Minister belongs to the country and not a particular party, Shiv Sena’s Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Raut said, adding, “Hence the PM shouldn’t get involved in election campaigning as it puts pressure on the official machinery.”
“No one can make friendship with a tiger. It is the tiger that decides whom he wants to be friends with,” he said,
When asked about his tour of north Maharashtra, he said it was part of the Shiv Sena’s efforts to strengthen the organization.
“All Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) allies have a right to expand their base and strengthen the parties. It is also the need of the hour. We are also holding meetings on strengthening our coordination among each other,” he said while replying a question related to Maharashtra BJP President Chandrakant Patil’s latest remark on friendship between Shiv Sena and PM Modi.
“All Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) allies have a right to expand their base and strengthen the parties. It is also the need of the hour. We are also holding meetings on strengthening our coordination among each other,” he said.