"Friends from Congress need not feel hurt": Sanjay Raut withdraws statement about Indira Gandhi

After Congress leaders demanded him to withdraw his statement about infamous mafia don Karim Lala meeting Indira Gandhi, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut took back his remarks.

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After getting a lot of heat over his remarks about former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday withdraw his statement saying that friends from Congress don’t need to feel hurt. 

Our friends from Congress need not feel hurt. If someone feels that my statement has hurt the image of Indira Gandhi ji or hurt someone’s feelings, I take it back,” Sanjay Raut said.

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.

For over two decades, Karim Lala was involved in smuggling, narcotics and gambling. The infamous don used to run extortion rackets from the 1960s to 1980s.

After Congress leaders demanded him to withdraw his statement about Indira Gandhi, Sanjay Raut took to Twitter on Thursday to clarify that Karim Lala was the leader of the Pathan community and met Indira Gandhi in that capacity. 

I have never shield(ed) away from praising Indira Gandhi as an iron lady who took decisions with an iron fist. Surprisingly, those who do not (know) history of Indiraji are shouting on top of the voice,” said Raut in a tweet.

Also Read - Indira Gandhi Used To Meet Karim Lala In Mumbai: Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut

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