Narayan Rane quits Congress
Sep 21, 2017,
NEW DELHI: In a big setback to the Congress, Maharashtra’s former chief minister Narayan Rane on Thursday announced his decision to quit the party.
Rane had accused the Congress of reneging on the promise of making him the CM and ranted against the party over “injustice” done to him and his supporters.
“I went to Congress because I was assured that I will be made chief minister in six months,” Rane, who joined the Congress in 2005 after being expelled from the Shiv Sena, said.
Rane, who has pockets of influence in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, was expelled by Shiv Sena supremo Bal Thackeray after he voiced displeasure over Uddhav Thackeray gaining prominence in the party.