Who is Narayan Rane?
Narayan Rane, born 10 April 1952, is an Indian politician from the state of Maharashtra and former Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He is currently serving as the Minister of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises of India. He was a Cabinet Minister for Industry, Port, Employment, and Self-employment in the Government of Maharashtra.
Narayan Rane was a member of Shiv Sena and opposition leader of Vidhan Sabha until July 2005, before he joined the Indian National Congress party.
He quit Congress in September 2017 and launched the Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksha. In 2018, he declared support for Bharatiya Janata Party and was elected to the Rajya Sabha on a BJP nomination. On 15 October 2019, he joined Bhartiya Janata Party, and his party Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksha was also merged into BJP.
Narayan Rane Union minister Narayan Rane arrested for his ‘slap Uddhav’ remark
Narayan Rane, Union Minister for Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises, was on Tuesday arrested and taken into custody from Sangameshwar by the Ratnagiri police.
The Bombay High Court refused to grant relief and told him to follow the due procedures before approaching it. He had moved the court seeking to quash the four FIRs against him for saying he would have slapped Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for ‘forgetting the number of years of India’s Independence during flag-hoisting on August 15’.
Anticipatory bail plea rejected
Earlier in the day, a court in Ratnagiri district in the Konkan region rejected his anticipatory bail plea.
The FIRs were registered against the former Chief Minister in Pune by the Yuva Sena (the Shiv Sena’s youth wing), one in Nashik and two at Mahad in Raigad district.
Mr. Rane moved the High Court through advocate Aniket Nikam, challenging the FIRs registered in Mahad (Raigad), Pune, and Nashik. He has also sought protection from coercive action, including arrest pending a hearing of the plea.
High drama was seen in Ratnagiri when the Sangameshwar police went to arrest him, triggering heated altercations between his aides and the authorities.
Narayan Rane Biography, Wiki
Narayan Rane was born on Thursday, 10 April 1952, at age 69 years; as of 2021, in Konkan, Ratnagiri (Maharashtra). His zodiac sign is Aries. He completed 11th Standard (Passed S.S.C.) from Ghatkopar Shikshan Prasarak Mandal’s Ratra Shala, Ghatkopar, Mumbai in 1970.
Narayan Rane is a senior Indian politician. He is a member of parliament from Maharashtra, India. Rane was served as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra from 1 February 1999 to 17 October 1999. He was appointed as the Minister of Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises of India under the reshuffling of the second ministry of the Modi cabinet in July 2021.
Narayan Rane Election to Maharashtra Legislative Assembly
- 2004–2005(After Resignation from Shiv Sena)
- 2005–2009(by-election on Joining Indian congress Party)
Narayan Rane Offices held
- 1996–1999 Minister of Revenue, Dairy Development, Animal husbandry, Fisheries, Khar lands, Special assistance & rehabilitation.
- 1999 Chief Minister of Maharashtra State
- 1999–2005 Leader of Opposition
- 2005–2008 Minister of Revenue
- 2009–2010 Minister of Revenue
- 2010–2014 Minister of Industries
Interesting Facts About Narayan Rane
- Narayan Rane is an Indian politician, who is from the state of Maharashtra in India. He is the former Chief Minister of Maharashtra who served the state from 1 February 1999 to 17 October 1999. He served as the cabinet minister of Industry, Port, Employment and Self-employment from 2010 to 2014. In July 2021, he was given the charge of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises of India under the second ministry of the Modi government.
- Narayan Rane began his political career as local Shakha Pramukh (local ward chief) in Shiv Sena at Chembur, Mumbai, Maharashtra in his early twenties. He then served as the Councillor of the Kopargaon town in Maharashtra. Young Narayan Rane
- In 1999, Rane became the Chief Minister of Maharashtra after the stepping down of Manohar Joshi from the Chief minister’s post. On 3 July 2005, Rane was expelled from the Shiv Sena party for “anti-party activities.” He was expelled because Shiv Sena felt that “Rane began a show of strength. People were threatened and gangsterism in the Sena could not be tolerated.”
- In an interview, Narayan Rane stated that Balasaheb (Bal Thackeray) was his idol and Guru, and he left Shiv Sena because of Uddhav Thackeray. He said:
“I was with Shiv Sena for 39 years. Balasaheb Ji made me CM. I didn’t ask for it. Even today, I didn’t ask for a Cabinet berth. When I work for the party, the party thinks about me. There is nothing wrong. I respect Balasaheb Ji, I consider him my guru. Even when I was in Shiv Sena, I didn’t get along with Uddhav Thackeray. I quit Shiv Sena because of him.”
- In 2005, Narayan Rane joined the Indian National Congress. In Indian National Congress, he was given the charge of the Revenue Minister of Maharashtra. In the same party, Narayan Rane contested from the Konkan region of Maharashtra, from his Malvan seat, and he won the elections with a lead of over 50,000 votes. Later, he quit the post of Industries minister in the Chavan cabinet by submitting his resignation to the chief minister of Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chavan.
- After the Mumbai attacks in 2008, the then Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Vilasrao Deshmukh, was expelled from the Chief Ministerial post. Soon, Ashok Chavan was made the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, and Rane protested against the decision of the congress party and its senior leaders that resulted in Rane’s suspension for six years from the Indian National Congress.
- In October 2008, Narayan Rane released a Marathi daily newspaper under the ownership of his publishing house named Rane Prakashan Pvt. Ltd. In this publishing house, Narayan Rane serves as the Consulting editor. The renowned Indian journalist ‘Madhukar Bhave’ is the editor of this newspaper.
- In 2009, Narayan Rane apologized to the congress chief Sonia Gandhi for the protest he did against her in 2008 when Sonia Gandhi chose Ashok Chavan as the Cheif Minister of Maharashtra. Soon after his apology, in the Indian National Congress, he was given the charge of the Minister of Industry of Maharashtra, India. During the same time, Rane helped his two sons- Nilesh and Nitesh to enter Maharashtra politics. Congress leader Narayan Rane with his sons Nitesh and Nilesh during a press conference in Mumbai In September 2017, Rane voluntarily quit congress. In an interview with a media house, Rane said on his resignation from the Indian National Congress, I waited for 12 years. When I found that there was no scope for me in the Congress, I decided to quit from the primary membership of the party and membership of the legislative council.” He further added that he had joined the Indian National Congress as he was assured that he will be made the chief minister of Maharashtra within six months of his joining.
- After quitting the Indian National Congress, in October 2017, Narayan Rane launched his new political party named the Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksha. At the inauguration conference of this new party, Rane said while addressing the media houses,
There was a need for a new political party and hence I launched the Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksha.”
- In 2017, a cartoon picture went viral on social media when Narayan Rane left the Indian National Congress and met Devendra Fadnavis, the then Cheif Minister of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
- In 2018, Rane declared that his party, the Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksha, would support the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Soon, he was elected to the Rajya Sabha on the Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksha’s nomination. In October 2019, Rane merged his party with the Bharatiya Janata Party. This merger was completed in the presence of the then Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis at Kankavli, Maharashtra, India.
- Several Indian political magazines often feature Narayan Rane on their cover page with his political journey.
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