Correct Answer : Option (A) - Narayan Rane
Union Minister Narayan Rane was on 24-08-2021 arrested by the Maharashtra Police for his objectionable remarks against Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
Rane, who was arrested in Ratnagiri, has become the first sitting Union Minister to be arrested by the state police in the last 20 years.
Rane, who stirred a controversy earlier on 23-08-2021 with his remarks about slapping the Maharashtra Chief Minister for what he claimed his “ignorance of the year of India’s Independence”, is also the third sitting Union Minister to be arrested by the state police ever.
Rane had earlier moved the Bombay High Court seeking quashing of the FIRs against him.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in his petition, filed through advocate Aniket Nikam, also sought an interim order granting him protection from arrest or any coercive action.