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November 15, 1961 |
|Political party||Shiv Sena|
Sanjay Raut a politician from Shiv Sena party who is a Member of the Parliament of India representing Maharashtra in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament. He is also the Executive Editor of Marathi Newspaper "Samana" which is published by Bal Thackeray, the Shivsena party leader.
After the arrest of the two girls who posted and liked a comment on Facebook, he justified saying "We support the police's action, the Facebook comments could have led to a law and order situation."
In April 2015, he made controversy by saying the voting rights of Muslims should be revoked for some years to ensure the community is not used for vote bank politics. In Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna he wrote in a column "Till Muslims are used as vote-banks, they have no future. This is why Bal Thackeray had demanded that Muslims' voting rights be taken away. This was right. The day voting rights of Muslims are taken away, the facade of people who claim to be 'secular' will be exposed,".
- "Facebook arrest row: We support police action against women, says Shiv Sena". Abhinav Bhatt (NDTV). 2012-11-20. Retrieved 2012-11-20.