Sanjay Raut

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Sanjay Raut
संजय राऊत
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MP of Rajya Sabha for Maharashtra
Assumed office
5th July 2010
Personal details
Born (1961-11-15) November 15, 1961 (age 55)
Alibag, Dist.Raigad(Maharashtra)
Nationality  Indian
Political party Shiv Sena
Spouse(s) Varsha Raut
Relations Sunil Raut
Residence Bhandup, Mumbai
Occupation Politician
Profession Journalist,Writer

Sanjay Raut (Marathi: संजय राऊत) is 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 (Marathi: सामना) which is published by Uddhav Thackeray, the Shivsena party leader.[1]


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."[2]

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".[3][4][5][6]

Positions held[edit]

  • 2004: Elected to Rajya Sabha
  • 2005: Leader, Shiv Sena[7]
  • Oct. 2005-May 2009: Member, Committee on Home Affairs Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation
  • 2010: Re-elected to Rajya Sabha
  • 2010: Member, Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Member, Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Power


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