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Learn from Thackeray; stand by what happened: Raut to BJP, NCP

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

MP today asked the and not to deny 'facts', after both the parties rubbished his claim that Prime Minister Modi had offered a cabinet berth to Supriya Sule, Sharad Pawar's daughter.

Raut, in an article in the Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana' on Sunday, had said that chief confided in him that Modi had offered cabinet berth to Sule, the Baramati MP.

"Condemnations and revelations keep happening in politics. People should take a cue from Balasaheb (late Sena founder Bal Thackeray) and come out and accept with courage what has happened. What has been said, is said. What has been done, is done. I will not go back on (the statement)," Raut told reporters here.

He did not intend to put anyone on the spot or do politics on the issue, he added.

"If Supriya Sule says she will not join the BJP, she will not. But Pawar or Modi can clarify if this meeting had happened or not," he said.

According to Raut, Pawar told him that Modi said to the chief in their meeting that he wanted Sule in his cabinet, but Sule, who too was present there, said she would be the "last person to join the BJP".

Dismissing Raut's claim, a state spokesperson had said yesterday that both Pawar and Raut have "no political credibility left", while an NCP spokesperson said it would never join hands with the due to ideological differences.

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First Published: Tue, September 12 2017. 20:07 IST