Indian minister arrested for slap on bail


Rane is the Cabinet Minister of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Narayan Rane is the Cabinet Minister of Prime Minister Narendra Modi

The court granted bail to Indian federal minister Narayan Rane, who was arrested for his remarks about slapping the Prime Minister of Maharashtra.

Mr Rein reportedly said Uddhav Thackley had forgotten the year of India’s independence and had to ask his aide during his speech on August 15.

“If I were there, I would have slapped him,” he told the rally on Monday.

His comments triggered a protest in Maharashtra, led by Mr. Thackeray’s Shiv Sena party.

Other members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who governs Rane, said the proceedings against him came from political malice.

His arrest follows a clash between BJP members and the Shivsener Party.

BJP and Senna have been in the head of loggerhead turtles since the political alliance decades ago struggled in 2019.

According to local reports, Shiv Sena members have further registered police complaints against Mr Lane in connection with the statement.

“It’s a shame that the Prime Minister doesn’t know the year of independence. He leaned forward to ask about the number of years of independence during his speech,” he reportedly said.

Shiv Sena defended the arrest by saying his comments were aimed at inducing tensions in Maharashtra, but Mr Lane’s party violated India’s “constitutional values.” Said that.

Rane was a member of Shiv Sena until 2005. He first switched to the Parliamentary Party and a few years later to the BJP.