Navneet Rana and her husband Ravi arrested by Uddhav Govt; sought help from Fadnavis
Mumbai: The ruckus over reciting Hanuman Chalisa at Matoshree, the residence of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, has created ripples in the political circles of Maharashtra. On the complaint of Shiv Sena worker, MP Navneet Rana and her husband MLA Ravi Rana have been arrested by Mumbai Police and taken with them to the police station. On the other hand, Navneet Rana has sought help from BJP and former CM Devendra Fadnavis on this issue. Both will be produced in Bandra Court tomorrow i.e. on Sunday.
Earlier on Saturday, after heavy uproar, Ravi Rana and MP Navneet Rana withdrew the program of reading Hanuman Chalisa outside Matoshree, Uddhav Thackeray's house. There has been a huge uproar in Maharashtra over the Hanuman Chalisa recitation, which came to a dramatic end today. At nine o'clock in the morning, the Rana couple was in the mood to read Hanuman Chalisa outside Matoshree. With this announcement, angry Shiv Sena activists reached the Amaravati and Mumbai residence of Rana couple in the morning and created a ruckus. During this there was a clash of Shiv Sena workers with the police. Barricading was broken. For a long time, Shiv Sena workers stood outside his residence. Eventually, the Rana couple had to withdraw their program.
Arrested on the complaint of Shiv Sainiks
According to the information received, the Shiv Sainiks had filed a complaint alleging that they hurt the sentiments. The complaint said that Matoshree (Uddhav Thackeray's residence) is like a temple for them, so announcing both of them to recite Hanuman Chalisa at Matoshree amounts to hurting the sentiments. On which a case was registered against Navneet Rana and Ravi Rana under section 153 (A). After this, the Mumbai Police reached their residence in Mumbai and took both of them to Khar police station. After interrogation of both, Mumbai Police confirmed that they have been arrested for inciting religious sentiments. Both will be produced in Bandra Court tomorrow i.e. on Sunday.
Couple sought help from BJP's Devendra Fadnavis
Navneet Rana said in a conversation with the media that she is an MP and her husband is an MLA. Both are the representatives of the country. In such a situation, the behavior of Mumbai Police with them is condemnable. Navneet Rana has sought help from BJP and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis. Earlier, BJP had distanced itself from the couple and the Hanuman Chalisa recitation issue at CM's house.