Sanjay Raut's remarks on Indira Gandhi irks Congress

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Sanjay Raut's remarks on Indira Gandhi irks Congress

After Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut claimed that former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi used to meet infamous mafia don Karim Lala, Congress seems to have been irked. 

Congress leader Milind Deora took to Twitter to express his disappointment over the remarks made by the senior Sena leader stating that Raut should withdraw his “ill-informed” statement. 

As former Mumbai Congress President, I demand that Sanjay Raut ji withdraws his ill-informed statement,” Congress leader Milind Deora tweeted.

On Wednesday, senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut had claimed that Indira Gandhi used to meet yesteryear don Karim Lala in Mumbai.

Raut, who was a journalist earlier, said that he has seen the underworld in Mumbai when gangsters like Dawood Ibrahim, Chhota Shakeel and Sharad Shetty used to have control over the city.

This has caused embarrassment to Sena’s ally in the newly formed Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government. Raut was speaking at an award function of a media group.

Indira ji was a true patriot who never compromised on India’s national security. Political leaders must show restraint before distorting the legacies of deceased Prime Ministers,” Deora said while reacting to the remarks made by Raut.