Sanjay Raut mocks Telangana CM KCR's 600-car convoy to Maharashtra, referring to him as a "vote cutter" and the "BJP's B team."
Sanjay Raut, the leader of the Uddhav Sena, made fun of the BRS convoy and its actions in Maharashtra. Attacking KCR, Raut claimed that his party is in danger in Telangana and that this is why he has gone to Maharashtra.
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao travelled to Pandharpur, Maharashtra, on a two-day pilgrimage on June 26. He quickly transformed his ostensible journey into a show of force, placing the Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) and the constituent parties of the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) alliance at odds.
It appears that the Telangana CM and BRS Chairman Rao invaded Maharashtra in a convoy of 600 vehicles. According to accounts, the caravan was around 6 km long when it arrived at National Highway 65 between Hyderabad and Solapur.
The BRS Chief Rao was joined by a swarm of his ministers, BRS MLAs, and BRS office-bearers, raising the political tempo in the state that supplies the second-highest number of Lok Sabha seats.
The BRS Chief, along with his sizable team, stopped in Pandharpur. He then proceeded to the Shri Vitthal Rukmini Temple in Pandharpur, Solapur, to pray there.
According to reports, it may be the largest caravan ever escorted to the pilgrim town by a chief minister of any state.
This comes after Other parties questioned the motives of BRS leaders for making an aggressive push into Maharashtra just a few days prior. According to the MVA leaders, this would jeopardise the opposition's efforts to unite against the BJP.
The growth of BRS and the alleged poaching
BRS has been charged by the MVA parties with stealing their leaders in order to advance politically in the state. As other state leaders joined BRS in the presence of BRS Chief KCR, it would appear that these accusations are not entirely unfounded.
According to media sources, Telangana CM KCR was present when Bhagirath Bhalke, the son of former NCP Lawmaker Bharat Bhalke, joined BRS.
KCR recruited mid-level Congress and NCP officials from the state's rural areas on his past visits to Maharashtra as well.
This view interprets KCR's trip to Pandharpur as another attempt to take his party outside of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. He keeps repeating the phrase "Abki Baar Kisan Sarkar" as his. Further, he asserted that Telangana onion farmers receive higher payments for their harvests (between Rs. 1,800 and 2,100 per quintal) than their Maharashtrian counterparts (between Rs. 900 and 1150 per quintal).
Sanjay Raut responds to BRS Chief KCR and disparages him BJP's B squad
NCP Leader Sharad Pawar reacted to KCR's assertion that Telangana had higher onion prices by saying, "A lot of the farmers from Maharashtra who travelled to Telangana to sell were misled. News that Telangana's onion farmers were receiving a better price was concocted for political purposes.
It is obvious that they are the BJP's B team, according to UBT spokesperson and Rajya Sabha Member Sanjay Raut. They are following what AIMIM did previously (in 2019 when AIMIM and the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi split Congress-NCP votes). They won't be travelling to Uttar Pradesh or Odisha. But they've arrived in Maharashtra. They won't gain seats here; it's not their fault.
Nonetheless, KCR's visit to the Lord Vitthal temple was hailed by the state's ruling parties. According to CM Eknath Shinde, everyone is welcome to enter the Pandharpur shrine.
Devendra Fadnavis, the deputy chief minister, added, "We welcome anyone coming to participate in the pilgrimage. Nonetheless, they ought to stay out of politics.