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Uddhav Faces Breach Of Privilege Notice Post Derogatory Report

PTI 08 Aug 2011, 17:50:08 IST

Mumbai, Aug 8:  Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane today moved a breach of privilege notice against Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray and party MP Sanjay Raut for allegedly carrying a malicious news report against him in the Sena mouthpiece ‘Saamana' last week.

Rane told the Legislative Assembly that he was moving the privilege notice against Uddhav as a trustee of the newspaper and Raut, who is its Executive Editor.

The minister said the paper in its front page news item on August 3 referred to him in an extremely ‘derogatory' manner while reporting on a assembly proceeding pertaining to education.

“Some sentences were deliberately attributed to me. This amounts to my character assassination,” Rane said and appealed to Speaker Dilip Walse Patil to admit the notice.