Shiv sena targets Sonu Sood
Shiv Sena's targets actor Sonu Sood, who grabs the attention of nation by arranging busses for migrant labour to reach their home towns. He arranged busses from Mumbai to Karnataka. Even he arranged flights for migrant workers and purchased hundreds of train tickets for the labour to travel by Sramik expresses. But now the Shiva Sena, which is in ruling in Maharashtra has targeted him in its paper Saamna.
Shiv Sena, one of the three parties in Maharashtra's ruling alliance, has hit out at actor Sonu Sood, who has been rescuing and sending stranded migrant workers back home amid national lockdown in India due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Sena, in its mouthpiece 'Saamna', said that Sood would "soon meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and become the celebrity manager of Mumbai". In the editorial, Sena leader Sanjay Raut called Sood a new "Mahatma" who has appeared all of a sudden during the lockdown.
"Sonu Sood is a good actor. There is a different director for movies, the work he has done is good but there is a possibility that there is a political director behind it," Raut later said.
In the editorial, Raut said that the fact that Sood had met Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari, and that latter had praised "Mahatma Sood" suggested that no action is being taken for migrant workers by state and centre.
Raut also questioned how Sood was getting buses to transport the migrant workers amidst the lockdown and asked where the migrant workers were going if the states were not allowing entry.