Mumbai: For the past month, Sanjay Raut has been giving running commentary on Maharashtra politics amplified by ANI’s coverage. One ANI reporter has been following Mr. Raut around all this time covering every utterance as breaking news. Having spent all this time together, both of them have developed a very strong friendship, and have decided to start a media business together.
Ever since Maharashtra election verdict came out, giving a clear majority to NDA alliance, resulting in a hung assembly, Sanjay Raut has been following a fixed routine. Early morning, a copied couplet from some poem, then demanding the CM post for Shiv Sena, then claiming he has support of 10000 MLAs, then taking a dig at BJP, then claiming the CM will be from Shiv Sena, then meeting everyone in Congress and NCP, then claiming CM will be from Shiv Sena, and during all this time, the ANI reporter follows him all around and provides us the live updates. A friendship was bound to develop when two people spend so much time in close proximity and now a media business venture is following it.
Speaking to Faking News, the ANI reporter (whose name has been hidden to avoid people judging his reportage over his political links) said ,” There was some concern that a journalist shouldn’t enter into a business venture with a politician since this will make people judge the quality of my reports but with Mr. Sanjay Raut, there should not be any such concern. Everyone knows he is going to attack BJP and claim next CM will be from Shiv Sena. There is nothing I can change in that after becoming his business partner.”
Meanwhile, Maharashtra Governor is down to inviting independents to form a government after none of the major political parties managed to show support of 145 MLAs required to prove majority.