Sanjay Raut

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Sanjay Raut
Constituency: Maharashtra

Full Name: Sanjay Rajaram Raut
Born/Date of Birthday: 15 November 1961
Place of Birth: Alibag, Maharashtra, India
Nationality: Indian
Political party: Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray)
Educational Qualification: B. Com. Educated at Mumbai University, Mumbai
Profession: Journalist/Writer, Film Producer, Executive Editor of Daily 'Saamana', Politician

Marital Status: Married on 16 Febraury 1993
Spouse's Name: Shrimati Varsha Raut
Children: Two daughters
Parents: Shri Rajaram Raut, Shrimati Savita Rajaram Raut
Relations: Sunil Raut (brother)
Permanent Address: Maitree Bungalow, Friends Colony, Bhandup (East), Mumbai 400042 Tel.- Tel: {022}25933636, Mobile: 09820355601

Sanjay Rajaram Raut (born 15 November 1961) is an Indian politician from Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) party. He is a member of the Parliament of India representing Maharashtra in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian Parliament. He is the Executive Editor of Marathi newspaper Saamana, published by Uddhav Thackeray, the Shiv Sena party leader.

Sanjay Raut is also the writer of Thackeray, a biopic about Bal Thackeray, the founder of Shiv Sena, released in 2019.

Controversies
After the arrest of the two girls who posted and liked a comment on Facebook about their view of Mumbai shutting down after the death of Bala Saheb Thackeray, he justified saying "We support the police's action, the Facebook comments could have led to a law and order situation."

In April 2015, he made controversy by saying the voting rights of Muslims should be revoked for some years to ensure the community is not used for vote bank politics. In the newspaper Saamna, he wrote in a column, "Till Muslims are used as vote-banks, they have no future. This is why Bal Thackeray had demanded that Muslims' voting rights be taken away." Raut was taken into custody and detained by the ED in the Patravala Chaal scam case.

In 2022, in the middle of the political turmoil in Maharashtra, Raut was served notice by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for interrogation.

Member of Rajya Sabha

  • Member of Rajya Sabha (2004-2010) and Leader of Shiv Sena in Rajya Sabha. (2004-2009)
Parliamentary Committee assignments
  • Member of Committee on Home Affairs Member
  • Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Civil Aviation (2005-2009)
  • Member of Rajya Sabha (Second term) (2010-2016)
Parliamentary Committee assignments
  • Member of Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution Member
  • Member Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Power (2010)
  • Member of Rajya Sabha (Third term) (2016-2022)
Parliamentary Committee assignments
  • 13 Sept. 2021 onwards: Member, Consultative Committee, Committee on External Affairs
  • Member of Rajya Sabha (fourth term) (2022–present) representing Shiv Sena (Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray) after Shiv Sena split in June 2022.

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