Union Minister Narayan Rane drops bombshell, says ‘BJP government in Maharashtra by March’


Union Minister Narayan Rane on Friday dropped a bombshell by claiming that there will be a BJP-led government in Maharashtra by March.
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Speaking to reporters in Jaipur, Rane said, “You will see a desired change there since there will be a BJP government in Maharashtra by March.”

When asked to share the details on his party’s plans to topple the Congress-NCP-Shiv Sena government in Maharashtra, Rane said that he could not reveal them at the moment. “When you want to topple a government and form a new government, then you have to keep certain things secret,” he said.

Rane, who had left the Shiv Sena to join the Congress, is a BJP leader and hold Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises ministry in the government headed by Narendra Modi.

In August this year, Rane was arrested by the Maharashtra Police after he threatened to slap Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for not remembering the year India achieved freedom from British rule. He was later granted bail by a court in the state.

Rane had made an objectionable speech targeting Thackeray during his Jan Ashirwad Yatra in August this year. “It is shameful that the chief minister does not know the year of independence. He leaned back to enquire about the count of years of independence during his speech. Had I been there, I would have given (him) a tight slap,” the union minister had said.