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A viral news on twitter claim that Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray will support Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and would welcome her back to Mumbai on September 9, 2020.

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News Claim: A viral news on twitter claim that Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray will support Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut and would welcome her back to Mumbai on September 9, 2020.

Truth and Verification:

The viral tweet is from the fake twitter account which states that Kangana Ranaut will be given a grand welcome in Mumbai and challenges Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut to stop her if he has the courage. "This upcoming September 9 Hindu tigress Kangana Ranaut will be given a grand welcome in Maharashtra's capital Mumbai. Sanjay Raut, if you have the courage, stop and show." (Original text in Hindi: आगामी 9 तारिख को हिन्दू शेरनी कंगना रनौत का महाराष्ट्र की राजधानी मुंबई में भव्य स्वागत किया जायेगा। संजय राऊत हिम्मत हैं तो रोक के दिखाना।


Kangana Ranaut has been very vocal about her thoughts. On her statement, once she linked Mumbai to Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), To which Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut wrote in that if the actress did not feel safe, she should not return to the city. The actress is currently staying in her native Manali and announced on twitter that she will be coming back on September 9, challenging if anyone can stop her.

Verdict: The MNS chief has not tweeted anything as said in the tweet or extended support to Ranaut. Thackeray had last tweeted was on September 3, 2020.




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