Ranas take battle against MVA to Delhi, perform maha aarti at temple in Connaught Place

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Independent MP Navneet Rana and her MLA hubby Ravi Rana connected Saturday took their conflict against the Uddhav Thackeray-led Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) conjugation authorities successful Maharashtra each the mode to the nationalist superior of New Delhi wherever the mates performed a maha aarti astatine the Hanuman temple successful Connaught Place.

The maha aarti successful Delhi comes connected a time erstwhile Thackeray is holding a nationalist rally astatine BKC successful Mumbai wherever helium is expected to talk connected Hindutva, according to Shiv Sena sources.

Speaking to media persons later, Ravi Rana said, “The Maha Vikas Aghadi authorities led by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray is anti-Hindutva. They person the audacity to enactment elected members successful situation for chanting the Hanuman Chalisa. They arrested america nether sedition charges.” The mates threatened to exposure the Shiv Sena connected Hindutva and said they wanted to “rid Maharashtra of the Thackeray government”.

Earlier, this period the Ranas had threatened to recite the Hanuman Chalisa extracurricular Matoshree, the backstage residence of Thackeray successful Bandra East, pursuing which Sena activists protested connected the streets. Later, the Ranas withdrew their determination and, instead, chanted the Hanuman Chalisa astatine their ain residence astatine Khar successful Mumbai, but they were arrested and lodged successful situation for 14 days earlier being released connected bail.

BJP leaders successful Maharashtra supported the couple, with Kirit Somaiya saying, “How could the authorities authorities slap sedition charges? What was their crime? They conscionable expressed the tendency to recite Hanuman Chalisa extracurricular Matoshree… (and later) they backtracked… How is this a superior crime,” helium asked.

In Mumbai, BJP corporator Atul Shah slammed the MVA authorities for constabulary enactment against temples and said the constabulary disallowed the ringing of bells successful temples. “Under which instrumentality are they imposing specified restrictions? Why is this authorities putting restrictions connected temples? We are not utilizing loudspeakers,” helium said.

“Every temple has a accepted bell. Ringing bells is portion of Hindu rituals. How tin that beryllium equated to noisy loudspeakers atop mosques… We person ne'er questioned the determination connected loudspeakers. We person readily agreed determination should beryllium nary loudspeakers astatine immoderate spot of worship oregon nationalist place, including mosques,” Shah said.