He added that his party’s view has always been that a prime minister belongs to the entire country and not a specific party, saying that “Hence the PM shouldn’t get involved in election campaigning as it puts pressure on the official machinery,” PTI reported.
Responding to a question on Maharashtra BJP president Chandrakant Patil’s comments that his party would show allyship with the tiger – Shiv Sena’s symbol – if Modi wanted it, Raut remarked, “No one can make friendship with a tiger. It is the tiger that decides whom it wants to be friends with.”
The Rajya Sabha member is presently visiting Maharashtra and “holding meetings in a bid to strengthen party coordination among each other.”
“All Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) allies have a right to expand their base and strengthen the parties. It is also the need of the hour,” he said, as per PTI.
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