Amit Shah should accept that India is democracy: Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut

PUNE: Union Home Minister Amit Shah is a “staunch nationalist”, but he should accept the fact that there is democracy in the country, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said here on Wednesday.

The Sena’s Rajya Sabha member was speaking at an awards ceremony of the media group Lokmat.

During a public interview, he was asked to describe the qualities of some prominent leaders and also to give them advise in a rapid-fire session.

About Narendra Modi, Raut said he was a very hard working man.

“I do not have the right to give him any advice.

New Citizenship law comes into effect from today: Home Ministry

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‘PM Modi was right, no discussion on NRC right now’: Amit Shah

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Nitish Kumar lying on NRC implementation in Bihar: RLSP chief Upendra Kushwaha

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