Rane's supporters burn copies of 'Saamna'

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Mumbai, June 12 (UNI) Angry Congressmen today burnt copies of Shiv Sena's mouthpiece ''Saamana'' outside the newspaper's office at Parel in central Mumbai and at Thane in protest over publication of a front-paged photo showing Revenue Minister Narayan Rane, dressed as a 'Maharashtrian bride'.

The infuriated Rane supporters also raised slogans against the Sena in nearby Thane this evening after making a bonfire of the newspaper's copies, police sources told UNI.

In Parel, police detained 26 supporters of Rane.

The newspaper, in its lead story, quoted Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh comparing Rane, who has been reportedly eyeing the CM's post in the state, to a newly-wed daughter-in-law, entering her new home.

Former Sena leader Rane, who had joined Congress in July 2005, has been repeatedly making trips to New Delhi to voice his grievances against Mr Deshmukh.

Meanwhile, police had made adequate security arrangements outside the Prabhadevi office of 'Saamna' and near its executive editor Sanjay Raut's residence.

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