Fadnavis refutes rumours about Rane joining BJP
|Source: The Hitavada Date: 14 Apr 2017 09:37:16|
Rane also denied the reports after some TV channels showed pics of Rane and Fadnavis in same vehicle on their way to BJP President Amit Shah’s residence
MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday refuted speculations of senior Congress leader Narayan Rane joining the BJP, and dismissed such reports as ‘kite-flying’ by the media. Rane too earlier in the day rubbished the talk.
The denial came in wake of television channels showing
pictures of both Rane and Fadnavis in the same vehicle
which was reportedly on its way to BJP President Amit Shah’s residence in Ahmedabad on Wednesday night.
Talking to reporters here, Rane admitted being in Ahmedabad last night but denied reports that he met Shah along with Fadnavis.
“There is something wrong in the pictures. They are not true,” he said.
Fadnavis, separately denied meeting Rane and said,” there is no truth in reports of me meeting (Narayan) Rane or he joining the BJP.” “The media is only indulging in kite-flying,” Fadnavis told PTI, when asked to comment over the media reports.
Rane said there is no talk of him quitting the Congress.
“There is no proposal or discussion to quit the Congress as yet. When I take such a decision, I will speak out,” he said.
The former Maharashtra CM said his disillusionment is out of the need for the Congress party to be strong and win the next elections.
“Even though I met (Congress Vice-President) Rahul Gandhi recently, no steps are being taken to strengthen the Congress. Rahul heard me out but there is no solution to my grievances as yet,” he said.
In a jibe at Maharashtra Congress President Ashok Chavan, Rane said he has never demanded that Chavan be replaced. “How can I ask for replacement of someone is doing such a brilliant job.”