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Narayan Rane to resume 'Jan Ashirwad Yatra' in Maharashtra soon

Union minister Narayan Rane will resume his 'Jan Ashirwad Yatra' in Maharashtra in a couple of days, a close aide said on Wednesday

Narayan Rane | Bharatiya Janata Party | Shiv Sena

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Photo: PTI
Photo: PTI

Union minister will resume his 'Jan Ashirwad Yatra' in in a couple of days, a close aide said on Wednesday, a day after the BJP leader was arrested over his remarks against Chief Minister and later granted bail.

The route of Rane's tour will be the same and the date of its resumption will be conveyed soon, his aide Rajan Teli said in a statement.

Rane is expected to address a press conference on Wednesday, BJP state spokesman Keshav Upadhye said.

The BJP leader, who was recently inducted into the Union cabinet, began his yatra from Mumbai on August 19. The seven-day yatra was to conclude in Sindhudurg.

On Monday, during his yatra in Raigad, Rane sparked off a row over his remarks about slapping Chief Minister Thackeray for what he claimed as the latter's ignorance of the year of India's independence.

Four FIRs were registered against him in over his remarks, which triggered a political row and protests across the state on Tuesday.

Rane was arrested on Tuesday afternoon from Ratnagiri district in the state and granted bail by a court at Mahad in Raigad late at night.

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First Published: Wed, August 25 2021. 13:43 IST