In a sensational claim, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena chief said that fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar is willing to return to India and is currently negotiating a settlement with the BJP-led government at the centre. He went to the extent of claiming that Dawood Ibrahim is now very sick and crippled and thus very keen to return to India and breathe his last in his motherland. However, he alleged that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party will exploit it politically by claiming that it managed to bring the absconder don to India. Raj was speaking on Thursday at the launch of his official Facebook page and said as a cartoonist, he would tell people “what lay between the lines.”
In the early 1990s, the Shiv Sena and BJP alliance had promised to bring Dawood to justice in India with senior BJP leader, the late Gopinath Munde claiming they would “get back Dawood in shackles.” Raj also attacked Modi and claimed that his pre-poll promises like bringing back black money to India had not come to reality. He added that hence, the tide on social media was gradually turning against the BJP.