Union Minister Narayan Rane's son shared a movie clip to warn Shiv Sena after his father got bail last night. Narayan Rane's arrest - over his comment on slapping Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray - has deepened the rift between the BJP and the Shiv Sena; the state witnessed unprecedented scenes of chaos on Tuesday as the workers of the two parties clashed.
In a late-night tweet, Maharashtra MLA Nitesh Rane shared a clip from Bollywood movie "Raajneeti" where actor Manoj Bajpayee is heard repeating a phrase in Hindi: "Karaara jawaab milega." The video was targeted at the ruling Shiv Sena.
"He who spits in the sky doesn't realise that he will get himself dirty," the Bollywood actor is heard saying in the clip.
In another tweet in Marathi this morning, Nitesh Rane attacked the ruling party as he wrote: "Yesterday, the entire Thackeray government and Shiv Sena started working, not for Maharashtra but for Rane."
He also demanded President's rule in the state.
So it was indeed a state sponsored violence just like West Bengal !— nitesh rane (@NiteshNRane) August 25, 2021
As a head of the state the CM shud be ensuring safety but he is actually felicitating hooligans!
State of affairs in Maharshtra!!
Presidents rule is the only way out to ensure safety from these thugs! pic.twitter.com/UH5RieArLo
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Rane, 69, is the first Union Minister in 20 years to get arrested. His dramatic arrest on Tuesday - while he was having his meal - has become the latest flashpoint between the BJP and the Shiv Sena. He got bail hours after his arrest.
Shortly after, he tweeted: "Satyamev Jayate (truth prevails)" .
The row started on Monday over Mr Rane's comments on Uddhav Thackeray at a "Jan Ashirwad Yatra" organised nationwide by the BJP. "It is shameful that the Chief Minister does not know the year of independence. He leaned back to ask about the count of years of independence during his speech. Had I been there, I would have given him a tight slap," Mr Rane, who was earlier with the Shiv Sena, said at the event.
His party colleague Devendra Fadnavis said he did not support the comment. However, he compared the Shiv Sena to Taliban. "I want to make it clear that we do not support the comment about the Chief Minister but we will stand by Rane with all our strength. I want to tell the police commissioner that if there is no action against those who attacked our offices then both opposition leaders will sit on dharna at the police commissioner's office. There should be rule of law, not Taliban rule," he said.
The Union Minister's lawyer has said he will have to appear before the police on August 31 and September 13.