On Friday, Shiv Sena motor-mouth leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut took to Twitter to inform that he had met NCP Supremo Sharad Pawar at his residence in Delhi. In the image he had posted on Twitter, Sanjay Raut was seen with fellow leaders from Maharashtra, who had visited his residence in Safdarjung Lane in Delhi.
Sharad Pawar was also accompanied by NCP leader Sunil Tatkare and BJP Rajya Sabha MP Yuvraj Sambhajiraje Chhatrapati. Strangely, controversial news anchor Rajdeep Sardesai was also seen in the image, raising questions about his presence at Sanjay Raut’s residence.
“Today at My Delhi residence..15 Safdarjung lane. Hon. Sharad Pawar Hon Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje Hon Shri Sunil Tatkare and Shri Rajdeep Sardesai,” tweeted Sanjay Raut.
Today at My Delhi residence..15 safdarjung lane.— Sanjay Raut (@rautsanjay61) March 18, 2021
Hon. Sharad Pawar
Hon Chhatrapati Sambhaji Raje
Hon shri Sunil Tatkare. and Shri Rajdeep Sardesai.. pic.twitter.com/2lSltF5EVU
It was later revealed that Rajdeep Sardesai had visited Raut’s residence in Delhi to interview the Shiv Sena leader on the ongoing Antilia bomb scare controversy.
However, Rajdeep Sardesai’s presence at Raut’s residence took a different turn on social media after netizens noticed that Sanjay Raut had failed to address Rajdeep Sardesai with the prefix ‘honourable’ as he addressed the other leaders who visited his house.
Social media users pointed out that Sanjay Raut addressed the other three leaders by adding ‘Honourable’ or Hon. as a prefix to their names, however, he did not similarly address Rajdeep Sardesai. The different standards in Sanjay Raut’s greetings have now opened up jokes on social media asking whether Sanjay Raut does not consider Sardesai as honourable enough.
Netizens had their own take on the issue. One user said everyone visited Sanjay Raut’s residence was ‘honourable’, except Rajdeep Sardesai.
Everyone is Honorable except Rajdeep! https://t.co/JG5nEO7OOV— G@RRY 🇮🇳 (@Tru_Indiann) March 19, 2021
Naughty did not put Honorable in front of Rajdeep’s name. Preparing toolkit for best CM 😂 https://t.co/eQDgKMcmQD— Malabika Parasar🇮🇳 (@MalabikaParasar) March 19, 2021
Yo Yo Funny Singh said Rajdeep Sardesai was not even ‘honourable’ even among ‘his own people’.
Here also Rajdeep is not “Honorable”, not even amongst his own people 😬😬 https://t.co/PBASOaIKPQ— Yo Yo Funny Singh (@moronhumor) March 19, 2021
Everyone is honorable except Rajdeep Sardesai as per Naughty Sanjay Raut.— Pradeep Parker // Peter Prabhakar (@HouseOfFakts) March 19, 2021
Just look at the way legendary fake news reporter Rajdeep is posing. Sheepish smile & hands folded back just like a student (or maybe a slave) stands in front of his master. Man has no self respect. https://t.co/VUng1K3pMT
I think Rajdeep isn’t honorable probably coz he went there uninvited. I’m not a pet person but hv heard they can smell their owner quite well and from pretty far. No offense pets. https://t.co/pCddyvXhCg— Rishi (@itsRishiGarg) March 19, 2021
Nevertheless, Rajdeep Sardesai’s timid and sheepish looks on camera at Sanjay Raut’s residence has now become a talking point on social media, who are now busy making jokes at Rajdeep’s expense.
Sanjay Raut downplays Antilia Bomb scare case in Rajdeep Sardesai’s show
Earlier in the day, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut stoked a controversy by casting aspersions against the NIA. Speaking to Rajdeep Sardesai, Sanjay Raut said that NIA was working at the behest of the central government.
The Shiv Sena leader said that the investigative agencies should focus on dangerous terror activities rather than going after ‘some gelatin sticks’.
Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday defended the Maha Vikas Aghadi government and the Mumbai police in the ongoing Anitlia bomb scare case. Responding to Shiv Sena’s alleged links to the terror case, Raut said he could not answer for Sachin Vaze, but only investigative agencies can do it.
Casting aspersions on the National Investigation Agency (NIA), Raut said everyone knew under whom and whose behest the NIA, Enforcement Directorate, CBI work. Questioning the NIA, Raut said, “What has NIA achieved in the last few years. NIA’s job is to break the nexus between terrorists. Tell me, what has NIA done after the Uri terror attack, Pathankot terror attack and Pulwama attacks? Have they submitted any report?”
The Shiv Sena leader claimed that the entire NIA, central government and the opposition parties are after ‘some 20 gelatin sticks’ found in a vehicle. They should focus on other dangerous terror activities around the country, he quipped.