Former Mah CM Rane launches new party

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 02 Oct 2017 09:03:53



DAYS after quitting the Congress, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Rane on Sunday launched a new party called ‘Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksh’, and indicated his organisation may align with the BJP.

“I have just launched the party. I am waiting for some people to join, then I will decide the future course (of action),” the 65-year-old tough-talking leader, who has pockets of influence in the Konkan region, told a press conference here.

Rane, who served as the Chief Minister in 1999 when he was in the Shiv Sena, hinted that his outfit might be veering towards the BJP camp. “I have friends there, so I have no issues with the party (BJP). Let me first make new friends for my party, and then I will be able to announce my next move.”
Asked if he aspires to become the Chief Minister, he said, “I still have an ambition to become the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. It never dies. I will wait for the right time to come.”