Narayan Rane

  • 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 poll-bound 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...
  • Ex-NCP 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 non-functioning 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...
  • Narayan Rane to quit Chavan Cabinet on Monday July 17, 2014

    Mumbai: In what could prove to be a major setback to the Congress-NCP 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 Congress-ruled 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 high-handedness. Senior Congress leader Narayan Rane's son Nitesh Rane and 8 others allegedly assaulted three workers in this toll booth on the Mumbai-Goa 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...
  • Congress leader apologises for saying Rahul didn't marry to prevent dynastic rule August 7, 2013

    Mumbai: AICC Secretary Shyoraj Jivan Valmiki on Wednesday stirred a controversy by saying Rahul Gandhi had vowed not to marry to prevent "dynastic rule" but apologised soon for the gaffe. Talking to reporters here, Valmiki first said that Rahul had vowed that he would not marry in order to prevent 'vanshwad'...
  • Narayan Rane defends son Nitesh's tweets about Gujaratis August 6, 2013

    After Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil said the government would examine Nitesh Rane's controversial statement about Gujaratis living in Mumbai and take action if he was found guilty, Nitesh's father, state Industry minister Narayan Rane, on Monday rushed to his defence. "What Nitesh said was not against the Gujarati community or...
  • Maharashtra CM Prithviraj Chavan meets Sonia Gandhi September 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Monday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi amidst reports that there may be a possible change in leadership in the state. Recently, Maharashtra chief ministerial hopeful and state Industries Minister Narayan Rane had met Sonia. The meeting between Chavan and Sonia sparked off speculation...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet reshuffle on the cards? September 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Maharashtra chief minister Narayan Rane met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in Delhi amidst speculation of a Cabinet reshuffle in the state. Sources have told CNN-IBN that a Maharashtra Cabinet reshuffle is expected after September 16. Congress ally NCP recently attacked Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for his refusal...
  • Rane's son attacks Sena over support to Pranab June 20, 2012

    Mumbai: Flaying Shiv Sena over its support to Pranab Mukherjee as a Presidential candidate, Swabhimaan Sanghatana chief Nitesh Rane claimed that the Bal Thackeray-led party was struggling to exist. "They have always criticised UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and the Gandhi family", said Nitesh. "We can understand their support to Pratibha Patil as...
  • Maharashtra land scam: Trouble for Deshmukh, Rane April 17, 2012

    Mumbai: Top Maharashtra leaders Vilasrao Deshmukh, Narayan Rane and Chhagan Bhujbal were left red-faced as the CAG report that was tabled in the Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday slammed them for allotting subsidised land without following due procedure. As reported by CNN-IBN a week ago, the CAG report implicates Deshmukh for arbitrarily...
  • I won't react to leaked CAG report: Vilasrao April 5, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh on Thursday refused to comment on the CAG report which indicted him for alleged irregularities in land allotments during his tenure. "I will react after the CAG report is tabled. I am certain my name will be cleared," he told...
  • CM search: Deshmukh, Shinde on radar October 31, 2010

    New Delhi: With Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's on the way out, the hunt for the next chief minister of the state has started. The two-member committee headed by Defence Minister AK Antony and Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will also look into the involvement of then chief ministers Sushil Kumar Shinde...
  • Twist in Narayan Rane's son shooting case September 24, 2010

    Mumbai: A local non-governmental organization (NGO) Swabhiman Sangathana activist, Chintu Sheikh accuses Maharashtra Revenue Minister Narayan Rane's son, Nitesh Rane of assaulting him and firing at him at his suburban Mumbai office. Ironically, Sheikh is part of Nitesh Rane's own NGO, Swabhiman Sanghtana, which he has joined recently. Sheikh's allegation has...
  • Attempted-murder case against Rane's son September 24, 2010

    Mumbai: An attempt to murder case was Thursday registered against Maharashtra Revenue Minister Narayan Rane's son Nitesh on a complaint by an activist of an NGO run by the latter, police said. A local NGO Swabhiman Sangathana activist called Chintu Sheikh says the politician's son shot him at his office...