NARAYAN RANE

  • Maharashtra polls: Narayan Rane, Harshwardhan Patil among 14 former ministers who lost poll battle October 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Senior Cogress leaders Narayan Rane and Harshwardhan Patil were two of the fourteen former Maharashtra ministers, who have lost this year's state Assembly elections. While former Industries Minister Narayan Rane lost to Vaibhav Naik of Shiv Sena from Kudal constituency, former Co-operation minister and sitting MLA Harshawardhan Patil lost...
  • Election Cartoons: Congress's Narayan Rane after losing his seat October 19, 2014

    As the counting for 288-member Maharashtra Assembly and 90-member Haryana Assembly is underway, here is what Cartoonist Neelabh thinks the Congress leader Narayan Rane would be going through after losing his seat....
  • Maharashtra polls: Congress's Narayan Rane hits out at Prithviraj Chavan for scuttling party's prospects October 18, 2014

    Mumbai: With one day to go for Maharashtra Assembly elections result, senior Congress leader Narayan Rane has slammed former chief minister Prithviraj Chavan for scuttling the party's prospects. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Rane has also ruled out any post-poll alliance with the Shiv Sena. Rane said, "Who ever is the...
  • Maharashtra polls: Narayan Rane's son is Congress candidate from Kankavli October 8, 2014

    Kankavli: Congress candidate from Kankavli constituency Nitesh Rane said that he has earned his candidature for the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly elections through his work and not because he is son of former Chief Minister Narayan Rane. The 32-year-old leader said that he has worked for the the people and hence earned the...
  • Maharashtra elections: Narayan Rane claims he is contender for CM's post October 7, 2014

    Kankavli: Claiming that he was among the contenders for the top post if the party came to power in Maharashtra, Congress leader Narayan Rane suggested that the party's poll advertisements do not project Prithviraj Chavan as the chief ministerial candidate. Rane said that the main contest in the October 15...
  • Shiv Sena will not win more than 20-22 seats: Narayan Rane September 30, 2014

    Tuljapur (Maharashtra): Former Industries Minister Narayan Rane took potshots at the Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena, claiming that it will not get more than 20-22 seats in the October 10 state Assembly elections. "So Uddhav Thackeray is now dreaming to be the CM of Maharashtra but can he become the CM by...
  • 7,666 candidates file nomination for Maharashtra Assembly elections September 28, 2014

    Mumbai: As many as 7,666 candidates have filed their nominations for the October 15 Maharashtra Assembly polls, which is set to witness a five-cornered contest in all the 288 constituencies. The nomination process ended on Saturday with 7,666 candidates filing their papers, state electoral office said on Sunday. The highest 91 nominations...
  • Congress accuses Modi government of being anti-Maharashtra September 24, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Congress on Wednesday accused the Narendra Modi-led government of being biased against the state and claimed that the Centre was planning to reduce the importance of Mumbai as financial capital of the country and also shut down operations at the JNPT. State Industries Minister Narayan Rane said that three...
  • NCP wants CM's post on rotation, dispute on six seats: Rane September 23, 2014

    Nashik: Congress election campaign committee chief Narayan Rane on Tuesday said alliance partner NCP has demanded the post of chief minister on rotational basis should the alliance come to power. Rane, who is closely involved in talks with Sharad Pawar's party to break the logjam over sharing of seats for October...
  • Narayan Rane, Ashok Chavan to head Maharashtra campaign, coordination committees August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: In a significant move, Narayan Rane and Ashok Chavan, two known detractors of Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, were on Wednesday made chairmen of the Campaign and Coordination committees respectively by the AICC in pollbound Maharashtra. Former Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde was named the head of the manifesto...
  • With Congress cold to Maharashtra leadership change, Rane takes back resignation August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: With Congress apparently cold to his demand for a leadership change in Maharashtra ahead of assembly polls, Konkan strongman Narayan Rane on Tuesday withdrew his resignation as minister, terming his decision as an "adjustment" after being assured he will be given "due respect". A fortnight after he resigned from the...
  • ExNCP MLA Kesarkar joins Shiv Sena, slams Narayan Rane August 5, 2014

    Sawantwadi: Former NCP MLA Deepak Kesarkar, who represents Sawantwadi seat in Sindhudurg district, on Tuesday formally joined Shiv Sena in the presence of party president Uddhav Thackeray and slammed the Congress strongman from the region, Narayan Rane for his "political opportunism". "The day you refused to accept (Narayan) Rane in Shiv...
  • Narayan Rane meets Chavan, discusses resignation, state polls July 22, 2014

    Mumbai: A day after Maharashtra Congress leader Narayan Rane quit the state cabinet, he met Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday. Rane met Chavan along with leader Manikrao Thakre. Rane has long been vying for the top post in the state and was upset that the Congress leadership decided to...
  • Rane was hinting at quitting for the last few days: NCP July 21, 2014

    In yet another blow to the Congress, Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane has resigned. This is the second time that Rane has resigned, giving the reason as his displeasure towards the nonfunctioning of the Congress party. Ally NCP leader Nawab Malik refused to comment, calling it an internal matter of...
  • Congress in crisis; Maharashtra, Assam ministers quit, flay CMs July 21, 2014

    New Delhi: In a double blow to the Indian National Congress, Narayan Rane from Maharashtra and Himanta Biswa Sarma from Assam resigned from the respective state Cabinets on Monday. The resignations come in the backdrop of Congress's severe mauling in the recent Lok Sabha elections where the party won just...
  • Rebellious Maharashtra Minister Narayan Rane quits Chavan Cabinet July 21, 2014

    Mumbai: While the Congress deals with rebellion against Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, there's another blow to the party in Maharashtra. Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane has resigned from the state Cabinet. Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan is yet to accept his resignation. Rane had announced his decision to quit the Chavan...
  • I pray for Narayan Rane's mental peace: Uddhav Thackeray on diatribe July 19, 2014

    Mumbai: Rubbishing allegations made against him by Narayan Rane, Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday said that the sulking Congress minister needs "consolation". "He (Rane) needs consolation. I pray to God that he gets mental peace in a political party, whichever it may be," Uddhav said at his residence Matoshree...
  • Narayan Rane to quit Chavan Cabinet on Monday July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: In what could prove to be a major setback to the CongressNCP alliance in Maharashtra, Industries Minister Narayan Rane will quit Prithviraj Chavan Cabinet on Monday. "I shall resign as cabinet minister on Monday. However, I shall continue to remain in the Congress as an ordinary worker," Rane told media...
  • Congress MP demands reservation for Muslims in Maharashtra June 15, 2014

    Mumbai: Even as the Maharashtra government is set to announce its decision on the Rane Committee's recommendation for 20 per cent quota for Marathas, Congress MP Hussain Dalwai on Sunday made a strong pitch for reservation for Muslims in the state. "It would be a blunder on the part of...
  • Decision on 20 per cent Maratha reservation after June 20: Narayan Rane June 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Having faced a deafening defeat in the Lok Sabha elections and with the Assembly elections just round the corner, Maharashtra government is taking steps to secure the Marathi vote bank. Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane on Friday said that the State was committed to having 20 per cent reservation in...
  • Narayan Rane to announce his stand on staying with Congress in 2 days June 3, 2014

    Mumbai: Speculations are rife in political circles that Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane is quitting Congress. Rane, who has made his displeasure known several times over the functioning of the state Congress leadership, is extremely upset since his son Nilesh lost from Ratnagiri Sindhudurg Lok Sabha seat to Shiv Sena. He stayed...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet expansion: Narayan Rane upset with CM Chavan, say sources June 2, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan's decision to expand the Cabinet by inducting Congress leaders Amit Deshmukh and Abdul Sattar has reportedly not gone down well with state Minister Narayan Rane. Rane, the Industries Minister in Maharashtra Cabinet is upset with Chavan, say sources. He has also conveyed his unhappiness over...
  • Modi is a liar, claims Congress leader Narayan Rane April 13, 2014

    In a scathing attack on BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, senior Congress leader and Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane today said the Gujarat Chief Minister is a "liar" and "devoid of human values". "Modi is a person without humanity and we can see that from the 2002 Gujarat riots," he...
  • Narendra Modi's campaign based on lies and tall claims, says Narayan Rane February 10, 2014

    Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane on Monday termed as a "marketing gimmick" the claims of development and growth made by BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi, saying Gujarat is a laggard on many fronts compared to the Congressruled state. "All claims of development and growth made by Modi are false and misleading....
  • Maharashtra Cabinet clears 15 to 20 per cent cut in power tariff January 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Cabinet on Monday cleared a reduction in power tariff by 15 to 20 per cent across agriculture industry and domestic consumers. The state Cabinet has taken the decision on the lines of the report submitted by Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane led group of ministers (GoM). Union Minister of...
  • Nitesh Rane's supporters arrested for vandalising public property December 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Five alleged supporters of Nitesh Rane have been arrested for vandalising public property on Monday. The supporters had gone on rampage after Nitesh, son of Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane was arrested for allegedly assaulting a toll booth attendant in Goa. Nitesh is now out on bail. Nitesh, who leads...
  • Toll booth assault: Maharashtra minister Narayan Rane's son gets bail December 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Revenue Minister Narayan Rane's son Nitesh Rane has been granted bail after he was arrested with eight others for assaulting a toll booth worker. Nitesh is likely to stay till Thursday in Goa, where he had gone for a vacation. He reportedly assaulted the toll booth worker because...
  • Narayan Rane's son allegedly assaults toll booth workers, arrested December 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Yet another shocking instance of political highhandedness. Senior Congress leader Narayan Rane's son Nitesh Rane and 8 others allegedly assaulted three workers in this toll booth on the MumbaiGoa highway. The Goa police have booked the Nitesh for rioting and assaulting a public servant. Meanwhile, a defiant Nitesh Rane has...
  • News 360: Maharshtra Minister's son arrested for vandalising toll booth December 3, 2013

    In yet another instance of blatant abuse of political power, Nitesh Rane, son of Congress leader Narayan Rane, has been arrested for assaulting toll booth workers at a toll plaza in Goa. Nitesh Rane reportedly impersonated his elder brother Nilesh Rane who is also a Congress MP. Nitesh Rane and...
  • Cong leader Narayan Rane's son assaults toll booth workers, detained December 3, 2013

    Goa: In a blatant case of abuse of political power, Maharashtra Industries Minister and Congress leader Narayan Rane's son Nitesh Rane was detained on Tuesday for assaulting toll booth workers at a toll plaza in Goa for asking him to pay the toll. Police officials said a convoy of cars headed...