Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut admitted to Mumbai’s Lilavati hospital

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Updated: November 11, 2019 5:15:18 PM

Doctors have advised him rest after he complained of chest pain, say reports.

Sanjay Raut, maharashtraSanjay Raut (ANI)

Senior Shiv Sena leader and spokesperson Sanjay Raut has been admitted to Mumbai Lilavati hospital on Monday. As per his family, it is just routine check up and he will remain in hospital for a day. According to some reports, doctors have advised him rest after he complained of chest pain.

Ever since the announcement of the Maharashtra Assembly elections, Raut has been actively speaking for his party and accused the BJP of backtracking from its 50:50 power share promise.

On Sunday evening, state governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari Shiv Sena to stake claim to form the government, after BJP decided against it citing lack of numbers. NCP chief Sharad Pawar met Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray earlier in the day to discuss on the government’s formation along with Congress’ support.

As per a hospital official, Raut was brought in to the hospital after he complained of minor chest pain. The Shiv Sena leader is being treated by Dr Jaleel Parkar.

“Raut came to the hospital two days back also for a routine check-up. An ECG (electrocardiogram test) was then done followed by some check-ups. Based on the ECG report, doctors advised him to come to the hospital today for further tests,” the official was quoted by PTI as saying.

As per his brother and Shiv Sena MLA Sunil Raut, doctors will decide in the evening on whether to perform angiography or not on the Rajya Sabha MP in the evening.

Earlier in the day, he slammed the BJP saying that if the party was not ready to fulfil its promise of sharing the chief minister’s post in the state, then there was no reason to continue with the alliance.

He also said that the BJP “insulted” mandate of the people by not respecting the “50:50” formula which,as per him was decided by the two parties before the Lok Sabha elections.

He also maintained that if BJP could join hands with People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Jammu and Kashmir to form a government, then why could the Sena not do so with the NCP and Congress in Maharashtra.

On Sunday, Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari invited Shiv Sena to stake claim to form government, hours after BJP said it did not have the numbers.

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