Uddhav faces breach of privilege notice

Mumbai: Maharashtra Minister Narayan Rane on Monday 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 Sena mouthpiece 'Saamana'.

Rane told the House that he was moving the 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 the Assembly proceedings.

"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.