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Hanuman Chalisa row: Security beefed up outside Maharashtra CM’s residence

By wasmulhaq 
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The controversy over the recitation of Hanuman Chalisa and Azaan has been deepening. The issue has taken on a political colour. 

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Another battle got underway today when Amravati MP Navneet Rana and her husband, Ravi Rana, an MLA, wanted to recite Hanuman Chalisa outside the residence of Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray. 

The Sena supporters came into action, gathered in a large number, and also threatened the Rana couples that reciting Hanuman Chalisa outside the Matoshree” would not be allowed because it is the private residence of the Maharashtra CM.

The Sena workers stopped the Rana duo from reaching Matoshree and protested outside the home of Navneet Rana. Meanwhile, the Amravati MP is blaming the administration for giving such freedom to the Shiv Sainiks.

Shiv Sena workers started a protest outside the residence of Amravati MP Navneet Rana in Mumbai today over the decision to chant the Hanuman Chalisa near Uddhav Thackery’s private residence. 

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On Friday, April 22, Mumbai Police served a notice to MP Navneet Rana and her husband, MLA Ravi Rana, after the couple said that they would recite Hanuman Chalisa outside Matoshree.

The couple were sent a notice under Section 149 of the Code of Criminal Procedure that allows the police to take steps to prevent cognisable offences.

The Ranas arrived in Mumbai on Friday morning. Since then, Shiv Sena workers have gathered at different locations in Mumbai, including Matoshree, to stop Ranas from reaching near the CM’s residence.

According to the police, the couple were staying at their Khar residence. DCP of Zone 9 Manjunath Shenge served the notice to the couple to prevent a law-and-order issue. Police said that the couple will be held responsible if the law-and-order situation is disturbed.


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