Video: BJP minister Narayan Rane arrested when he was eating food
New Delhi : Union Minister Narayan Rane was arrested by Nashik Police on Tuesday at Maharashtra's Sangameshwar. Bharatiya Janata Party released a video of his arrest and alleged that the police did not let him finish the food he was eating.
In the video, Narayan Rane can be seen holding a plate with half-eaten food. His supporters can be seen blocking the police from reaching him.
A man believed to be his son Nitesh Rane was heard saying: "Sir is eating. One minute. One minute...Don't touch me."
Later, the police took him to the police station in Sangameshwar, around 300 km from Mumbai.
Narayan Rane has been arrested after Shiv Sena filed an FIR against his remark of 'slapping Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray'.
"It is shameful that the Chief Minister does not know the year of independence. He leaned back to enquire about the count of years of independence during his speech. Had I been there, I would have given (Uddhav Thackeray) a tight slap," Mr Rane had said during his "Jan Ashirwad Yatra" in Raigad on Monday.
With this he has become first central minister to be arrested in past 20 years.