Mumbai: Union minister Narayan Rane was arrested by the Ratnagiri police in Maharashtra for comments against chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. Three FIRs were registered in the state – one each in Nashik, Pune and Mahad against Rane who allegedly talked about slapping Thackeray for forgetting the year of India’s independence, news agencies reported.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader claimed that Thackeray forgot India’s year of independence during his August 15 address to the people of the state. He made the remarks on Monday, during his ‘Jan Ashirwad Yatra’ in Raigad district.
Rane also filed the application to quash the three FIRs registered against him. The court did not hear that petition too.