'End Thackeray's goondaism, impose prez rule in Maharashtra: Navneet Rana's message to Amit Shah
Mumbai, Jun 25: Independent Lok Sabha MP from Amravati Navneet Rana, who was in the news in April after she and her husband, MLA Ravi planned to recite 'Hanuman Chalisa' in front of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray's house, has sought President's Rule in the state following the attacks on the offices of some rebel Shiv Sena MLAs.
In a video message, Rana said, "I want to request (Union) Home minister Amit Shah to secure the families of all the MLAs who have gone to the original Shiv Sena group, which is the one led by Eknath Shinde." "President's Rule must be imposed in Maharashtra so that the hooliganism of Uddhav Thackeray is stopped and people of Maharashtra are protected from it," she said.
Her statement comes after Shiv Sena workers vandalised a Pune office belonging to one of the rebels - Tanaji Sawant.
Rane and her MLA husband Ravi Rana are bitter critics of Thackeray and had, in April, announced that they would recite Hanuman Chalisa in front of Matoshree, the Sena chief's private home in Mumbai's Bandra. The couple was arrested on April 23 and released on bail in early May.
Shinde and a sizable number of MLAs raised the banner of revolt against Thackeray on June 21, with the rebel group's main demand being that the Sena withdraw from the ruling MVA, which comprises the NCP and Congress. PTI