Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis hit out at CM Uddhav Thackeray after Bombay High Court’s decision on Kangana Ranaut’s bungalow demolition.
Devendra Fadnavis said, “From the Bombay High Court decision on Kangana Ranaut’s bungalow demolition, it is clear how the government power is misused. If you speak against the government on social media, you are put under arrest. Such is the condition in Maharashtra. I have never seen a CM who keeps threatening people.”
“With respect to two decisions taken, one by the Supreme Court of India in connection with Arnab Goswami’s arrest and another by the Bombay High Court about Kangana’s bungalow demolition, the Maharashtra government’s functioning is out there for the country to see,” added Fadnavis.
Fadanvis also said that the Maharashtra government has backstabbed the people of the state. He also pointed out the rising number of Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra.
Earlier, in a win for Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut, Bombay High Court on Friday quashed and set aside an order by BMC to demolish her Mumbai bungalow and held that she is entitled to compensation due to a malafide action by the BMC.
“We make it clear that we do not approve the loose statements made by Kangana Ranaut. She should have exercised restraint but the subject matter is the demolition not her tweet,” said the Bombay High Court while delivering its verdict in the row between BMC and Kangana Ranaut.
The court also observed, “Irresponsible statements however irresponsible by an individual is best ignored. There cannot be muscle power used by the state in a civil society.”
The high court further noted that after analysing the Saamana articles and news channel clips of Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, the evidence lends credence to the charges that Kangana Ranaut was threatened.
Source: India Today