Narayan Rane Arrested After Threatening To Slap Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, Fadnavis Distances Himself From Remarks

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Union  Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises , Narayan Rane has been detained over his controversial remarks against Uddhav Thackeray in which he said he would slap the Maharashtra chief minister, say reports. He detained by police In Ratnagiri

Meanwhile, Rane has moved the Bombay High Court seeking to quash the FIRs against him over his remarks.

“I am not a common man. I have not committed any crime. Is it not a crime if someone doesn’t know about 15th August? I had said that I would have slapped these were the words and it’s not a crime,” Union Minister Narayan Rane was quoted as saying by ANI

During his ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’ in adjoining Raigad district, Rane said, “It is shameful that the chief minister does not know the year of independence. He leaned back to enquire about the count of years of independence during his speech. Had I been there, I would have given (him) a tight slap.”

According to CNN- IBN report, Earlier, amid protests across Maharashtra over Rane’s remarks, former CM Devendra Fadnavis said that the Bharatiya Janata Party does not support Union minister’s comment. The statement came after activists of the Shiv Sena’s youth wing and the BJP clashed with each other near Rane’s residence in Mumbai.

“We do not support Union Minister Narayan Rane’s remarks on the chief minister. One can get angry for not remembering the Amrit Mahotsav year of India’s Independence, this is natural,” Fadnavis said.

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