Amid the ongoing row of loudspeaker in Maharashtra and Shiv Sena’s wrath and a notice by the Mumbai Police on the issue, Amravati Member of Parliament Navneet Rana and her husband and MLA Ravi Rana on Friday said they would recite the Hanuman Chalisa outside Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray’s residence in Mumbai on Saturday.
The couple said that they will turn up outside Thackeray’s ‘Matoshree’ residence in suburban Bandra.
Earlier in the day, the Mumbai Police issued a notice to the couple, asking them not to disrupt the law and order situation.
A team led by Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Manjunath Singe visited their residence and served them a notice from the Kherwadi Police Station under Section 149 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC).
As per the notice, the police have requested them not to disturb peace and maintain law and order situation.
Earlier on Thursday, Ravi Rana had announced that he was firm on his plan to recite the Hanuman Chalisa outside Thackeray’s ‘Matoshree’ residence in Mumbai.
In view of the announcement large number of Shiv Sena workers gathered outside ‘Matoshree’ in suburban Bandra in Mumbai and raised slogans in the Maharashtra Chief Minister’s support.
Issuing a warning, the Shiv Sena workers said the Ranas would be taught a lesson if they turn up at the spot.
Rana, an independent MLA from Badnera in Amravati district, had extended his support to former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis-led BJP-Sena government in 2014-19. Meanwhile, the police deployed heavy security at Thackeray’s residence to prevent any untoward incident.