Rane’s Monday feedback led to violence in components of the state earlier than he was arrested in Ratnagiri. The BJP distanced itself from Rane’s comment in opposition to the CM however mentioned that the arrest was unlawful. A Union minister has by no means been arrested in Maharashtra. A number of police groups went to Ratnagiri earlier than midday and after nearly two hours Rane was arrested. BJP leaders alleged that he was forcibly picked up and the police didn’t even let him have lunch and he was pushed and shoved. “It’s shameful that the chief minister doesn’t know the yr we received Independence. He needed to ask folks seated behind him to understand it, throughout his I-Day speech. Had I been there, I’d have given a decent slap,” Rane had mentioned in Mahad on Monday throughout his Jan Aashirwad Yatra.
After information of Rane’s comment unfold, Shiv Sena staff clashed with BJP staff and Rane supporters exterior his Juhu residence. A number of BJP places of work have been additionally vandalised all through the state. Earlier within the day, Opposition chief Devendra Fadnavis mentioned, “we might not assist the assertion in opposition to the chief minister. Nevertheless, all the BJP would stand behind Rane as the federal government is utilizing the police to harass him.” Fadnavis mentioned Rane’s was ‘not a cognisable offence’ and Sena leaders too had made comparable statements up to now. State BJP chief Chandrakant Patil mentioned that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was referred to as a ‘thief’ by some in MVA. Previous to his arrest, Rane too mentioned that he couldn’t be arrested. “I didn’t say that I’m going to slap him now. I mentioned that if I used to be there, then, I’d have slapped him,” he mentioned. He alleged that Thackeray had ‘dedicated sedition by not understanding it was the nation’s 74th yr of Independence’. “I’m not a typical man. I’m a Union minister,” Rane mentioned and alleged that the CM in a latest speech mentioned ‘those that assault Sena Bhavan would have their faces smashed’ and will, therefore, be booked.
“There have been no protocols adopted within the arrest of a Union minister. We’re afraid his life is in peril in police custody. The police have intentionally delayed his arrest on paper in order that he can not get bail,” alleged BJP MLC Prasad Lad. The cops mentioned that they have been below strain to arrest the minister, he alleged. The MVA authorities, nevertheless, mentioned that each one protocols have been adopted. In the meantime, Sena chief Gulabrao Patil mentioned that Rane needs to be taken to the Thane psychological asylum and administered electrical shock.
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