By Online Desk

Amid protests and clashes between Shiv Sena and BJP workers in Maharashtra, Union Minister Narayan Rane was arrested by Ratnagiri police on Tuesday in connection with his remarks against Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

Talking to the reporters in Raigad, Rane sparked off a row over his remarks about ‘slapping’ CM Thackeray for what he claimed as the latter’s ‘ignorance’ of the year of India’s independence.

Irked by the comments, Shiv Sena workers and leaders filed FIRs against the union minister.

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Rane, however, defended his remarks against Uddhav Thackeray, saying he hasn’t committed any crime by making them.

He also approached the Bombay High Court challenging the FIRs lodged against him and sought protection from arrest.

(This is a developing story)