After heavy criticism, Sena leader makes U-turn over Anti Muslim comment

Mumbai: Under fire for seeking disenfranchisement of Muslims in India, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Tuesday made a U-turn stating that his comments have been "misinterpreted" by the media and that taking away the voting rights of the minority community is unconstitutional.
"I have not written (in party mouthpiece Saamana) that the voting rights of Muslims should be taken away. I only said that Muslims will not be used for political opportunism if they are not allowed to vote. It is wrong and unconstitutional to take away the voting rights of Muslims," Raut told reporters in Aurangabad on Tuesday.
"I did not say Muslims should be deprived of their voting rights. The media wanted some news for the day and they misrepresented my statement," he added.
Raut had triggered a storm by writing in the Sunday edition of 'Saamana' in which he demanded revocation of voting rights of Muslims to bring an end to the use of minority community as a vote bank by political parties.
"Vote bank politics is being played in the name of fighting the injustice meted out to Muslims. Their educational and health status is being used politically. This politics was once played by Congress but now by every other person calls himself secular. Agencies
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