Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut said on Tuesday that the Uddhav Thackeray-led party never supported the three agricultural laws in the Lok Sabha as alleged by the BJP.
Targeting the centre over farmers’ protests, Raut suggested that Prime Minister Narendra Modi or Union Home Minister Amit Shah could hold talks with farmers who are observing the Bharat Bandh against farm laws.
Raut rejected BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis’s remark that the Uddhav Thackeray-led party never did so.
“There is no politics involved (closed). There should be none. Forget about the brain, if the government has a heart, the government, whether it is the Prime Minister or the Home Minister, will approach the farmers and speak up” Raut said.
When asked about Fadnavis’s comment, Raut said, “This is an old issue. We did not support it (laws), never”.
Raut further said that instead of talking about what happened 10 years ago, BJP should talk about what is happening now.
“Farmers who are on the streets have no political support. The Leader of Opposition (Fadnavis) in Maharashtra must understand this. Farmers have no political flag in their hands. Therefore, they should think ten times before speaking. Opposition As the leader of,” Raut said.
He further said that Fadnavis would understand the pain of farmers if he set aside political views and wondered “why farmers are ready to face bullets on their chests at this time.”
Raut said that NCP chief Sharad Pawar will meet President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday along with other opposition leaders and raise issues of farmers.
“The President will solve the problem if he has rights. The issue will be resolved if the President can order the (Union) cabinet or the prime minister,” Raut said.