Narayan Rane arrested:
There has been an uproar in Maharashtra politics after Union Minister Narayan Rane's objectionable statement on Uddhav Thackeray. Union Minister Narayan Rane has been arrested in Ratnagiri's Chiplun and his anticipatory bail plea was rejected. Now Rane will be produced in the local court and on getting the remand, he will be taken to Nashik.
As per the reports, Narayan Rane has filed a petition for bail in Bombay High, but, the Bombay High Court has refused to hear the matter immediately.
Narayan Rane is taking out Jan Ashirwad Yatra in different parts of Maharashtra. Recently, his journey reached Mahad in Raigad. Addressing reporters here, Narayan Rane had said about Uddhav Thackeray, “What kind of Chief Minister is this who does not know the Independence Day of his country. Had I been there, I would have slapped him under the ear.”
#WATCH | Maharashtra: A group of Shiv Sena workers pelt stones at BJP party office in Nashik & raise slogans against Union Minister Narayan Rane.— ANI (@ANI) August 24, 2021
The Union Minister and BJP leader had given a statement against CM Uddhav Thackeray yesterday. pic.twitter.com/Y3A3cWZbTa
After the ruckus over Rane's statement, the Shiv Sena made several attacks. Shiv Sena's Lok Sabha MP Vinayak Raut wrote a letter to PM Modi demanding the immediate removal of Rane from the post of Union minister.
Shiv Sena MP Vinayak Raut writes to PM Narendra Modi, requesting him to remove minister Narayan Rane from Union Cabinet over a comment against Shiv Sena chief and Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray pic.twitter.com/g72NZXBZJD— ANI (@ANI) August 24, 2021
Several FIRs have been registered in Mumbai against Rane for using derogatory words on Uddhav Thackeray. To this Rane said, 'I have no knowledge about the FIR against me. I am not an ordinary person. I have not committed any crime. If someone doesn't know about August 15, isn't it a crime? I said I would have slapped - these words were mine and it is not a crime.'