Union Minister Narayan Rane He got bail late in the night. He was arrested by the Maharashtra Police around 2.25 pm on Tuesday. Rane was arrested for making indecent statements against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. Rane was produced in Mahad court. Here his lawyer appealed for bail citing health conditions. His bail application was accepted by the court. Rane is the Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. In July, he joined the cabinet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Rane had claimed that in his Independence Day address, Thackeray forgot how many years have passed since the country’s independence. In this context, the minister made a controversial statement. Rane said during the ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’ in Ratnagiri district on Monday, “It is shameful that the Chief Minister does not know how many years have passed since independence. During the speech, he was seen looking back and asking about this. Had I been there, I would have given him a hard slap.
Meanwhile, sources in the Maharashtra government told CNN-News18, “The idea was to send a message that no one is above the law. bail to rane Maharashtra government has no problem with getting it. There is no intention to pursue the cases against the Union Minister. “The message is clear, derogatory statements will not be tolerated. The dignity of the post should be maintained.
Nashik Police Commissioner Deepak Pandey had on Tuesday issued orders for the immediate arrest of Union Minister Narayan Rane for making objectionable statements. A police team was sent to Chiplun in Konkan city. The order was issued after an FIR was registered against Rane in the northern city of Maharashtra.
Rane, 69, began his political career in the Shiv Sena under the leadership of Uddhav Thackeray’s father Bal Thackeray. He entered the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly in 1990 as a Shiv Sena MLA. Rane took over as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra in 1999, but his tenure was very short. The Shiv Sena-BJP alliance had lost the state elections at the end of the same year.