Indian minister threatens to expose Thackeray family’s ‘old secrets’

Mumbai, August 28 (KMS): A political conflict is unfolding between India’s Union Minister Narayan Rane and Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, days after Rane became the first central minister to be arrested in over two decades for his comment on ‘slapping’ the Maharashtra CM.

Lashing out at Thackeray after the debacle, Rane threatened to expose Thackeray family’s ‘old and bloody secrets.’

Rane was attending his Jan Ashirwad Yatra in Raigad district when he publicly shamed CM Thackeray, saying that he would give ‘a tight slap’ to the CM for being ignorant of the country’s year of independence. Later, he was arrested in Maharashtra for his remarks and then released on bail after few hours.

The Union minister was subsequently released on bail and resumed his Yatra from Shiv Sena’s stronghold, Konkan.

Rane had also targeted the Thackeray family at the beginning of the yatra, stressing that he has spent 39 years in Shiv Sena and ‘knows the party’s secrets’.

Cautioning the Shiv Sena on Friday, he said, “How was Ramesh More murdered? What is the reason behind it? Who threatened to throw acid on their sister-in-law? I’ll bring these cases one after the other. Don’t try to bully me. Dadagiri is not your thing.”

Ramesh More, the leader of Shiv Sena’s Kamgar Union, was shot dead in front of his house as he was gaining prominence in the party. He had played a big role in forming the party’s union in Mumbai’s hotel industry. According to speculation, More was killed by Arun Gawli’s gang.

Casting aspersions on the Maharashtra administration further, Rane was quoted as saying, “Maharashtra is number 1 in COVID-19. During COVID-19, they didn’t take any action. Sushant Singh (Rajput) was murdered. Disha Salian was raped and killed, [and] yet the perpetrators roam freely,” he said.

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