NCP leader Dhananjay Munde today took potshots at former Maharashtra chief minister Narayan Rane who recently quit the Congress and is awaiting his induction in the BJP-led NDA government in the state. Munde, Leader of Opposition in state Legislative Council, said Rane got nothing after quitting the Congress. Munde was in the city to participate in a "pakoda" protest organised by his party against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reported remarks that frying the snack was also a form of employment for the youth. Hitting back at Munde, Rane said the former is still a greenhorn in politics. "Munde is very young and is not capable of speaking against me.
If I will start replying, it would be difficult for him," Rane told reporters tonight. After quitting the Congress, Rane had last October floated a political outfit Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksha (MSP) which subsequently became part of the NDA. Rane was reportedly assured a Cabinet berth by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. Rane said the BJP-led government would not fall even if the alliance partner Shiv Sena withdraws support.
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