Maharashtra Meeting Elections 2019: Nitesh Rane, 37, will contest from his Kankavli seat


Nitesh Rane, a former Congress MLA and son of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Rane, joined the BJP on Thursday, weeks earlier than the October 21 state polls.

Seen by critics to be a controversy-magnet, Nitesh Rane, 37, will contest the Maharashtra polls from his Kankavli seat, which he received within the 2014 polls as a Congress candidate. He had then defeated BJP MLA Pramod Jathar.

His father Narayan Rane, who based the Maharashtra Swabhiman Occasion in 2017 after quitting the Congress, has spoken of merging the outfit with the BJP, with whose assist he’s now a Rajya Sabha member.

The previous Chief Minister was earlier within the Shiv Sena. He stop in 2005 and joined the Congress.

The BJP has determined to discipline Nitesh Rane in opposition to the desires of its ally Shiv Sena, apparently in an try and strengthen the celebration within the Konkan area.

In July this 12 months, Nitesh Rane was arrested for attacking a authorities official with mud and slime on a freeway close to Mumbai, allegedly over the poor situation of the street. Rane junior and his supporters have been caught on digicam assaulting the street engineer. They allegedly tried to tie him to a bridge.


In July, Nitesh Rane and his supporters have been caught on digicam throwing mud and slime on an engineer.

Within the video of the assault, Nitesh Rane was seen shouting on the official that individuals needed to undergo muddy and potholed roads routinely due to his incompetence. “Individuals are struggling it day by day… Now, you additionally expertise it,” the MLA reportedly stated, tipping buckets filled with slime on the official.

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In 2017, Nitesh Rane threw a fish at a senior authorities officer when he misplaced his mood throughout a gathering.

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