Hanuman Chalisa Row: Independent MLA Navneet Rana and her husband Ravi Rana will visit Delhi today and inform Home Ministry officials about the sedition charges against them, ‘vendetta politics’ through BMC action and their mistreatment in custody. And back home, the civic body officials are likely to visit the Ranas’ residence for a search.
As Navneet Rana was discharged from the Lilawati Hospital yesterday after her earlier release on bail, she talked to the media at large, challenging Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to contest against her. She also said “if reciting the Hanuman Chalisa was a crime, she would do it again and again”, calling it a “religious fight she would carry on”. This seemed to be in violation of her bail order, which had directed her to not speak to the media about the case while out. Special PP Pradeep Gharat will move for a cancellation bail of the Rana couple, for the violation of their bail conditions.
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• Independent MP Navneet Rana, who recently got bail after being arrested by Mumbai police last month over ‘Hanuman Chalisa’ recitation row, on Sunday challenged Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray to contest an election against her. She also claimed that people of Mumbai and Lord Ram will teach the Shiv Sena a lesson in civic polls.