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Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut borrows words from Harivansh Rai Bachchan; tweets Maharashtra politics 'Agneepath'

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 November 2019, 12:47 IST
Sanjay Raut

Ailing Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Wednesday tweeted the word 'Agneepath' three times, apparently to indicate the difficult path ahead for his party in its efforts to form government in Maharashtra with the Congress and NCP, its political rivals till recently.

Path of Fire
Raut, who on Tuesday quoted poet Harivansh Rai Bachchan to reaffirm his party's resolve to succeed and not give up, on Wednesday tweeted: "Agneepath, agneepath, agneepath..."(path of fire), without elaborating.

'Agneepath' is a famous poem by renowned literary personality Harivansh Rai Bachchan.

It was also the title of a 1990s Hindi blockbuster featuring megastar Amitabh Bachchan, which depicted how the main protagonist literally traversed the path of fire in his quest for justice.

Treatment for heart-ailment
Raut, the 57-year-old Rajya Sabha member and Shiv Sena's spokesperson, who underwent an angioplasty procedure on Monday, has been tweeting from his hospital bed here over the current political situation in Maharashtra.

Efforts to find common ground
As part of its government formation efforts, the Shiv Sena, which espouses the Hindutva ideology, is trying to find common ground with the Congress and NCP, the parties against which it contested the last month's Assembly elections.

Imposition of President's rule
On Tuesday, President's rule was imposed in Maharashtra after Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari in a report to the Centre stated that the formation of a stable government was impossible in the current situation despite all his efforts.

--With PTI inputs--

Also Read: Mumbai: Ashok Chavan, Balasaheb Thorat to meet Sanjay Raut at hospital today

First published: 13 November 2019, 12:47 IST
 
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