Navneet dares Uddhav to poll duel; Ranas bail to be contested

Navnit Rana

MUMBAI: While speaking to media persons gathered outside the hospital from which she was discharged on Sunday, Independent MP Navneet Rana challenged Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray to prove himself by contesting elections against her.

Special public prosecutor Pradeep Gharat told TOI the Maharashtra government will approach the sessions court on Monday for cancellation of the bail given by it to the Rana couple last Thursday, saying the court, while granting them bail, had imposed several conditions, including that they would not speak to the media regarding the case.

“It is so mentioned in the bail order that if they violate any of the conditions which have been imposed on them, the bail granted to them shall stand automatically canceled,” Gharat added.

Navneet told media persons: “The Thackeray government has played vendetta politics against us for reciting the Hanuman Chalisa. You have got the CM position because of your ancestors’ name. If they really want to know who the public supports, I challenge him to contest elections against me. He can pick any district in the state to contest.”

Rana said she and her husband, MLA Ravi Rana, will visit Delhi to “seek justice”.”We will be demanding action against Sena leaders such as Sanjay Raut, Anil Parab, and the CM himself,” said Ravi.