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"Rane has accepted the BJP's offer of Rajya Sabha nomination and will file his papers on Monday," the sources told PTI.
March 12 is the last day for filing nominations for the March 23 election to the Upper House of Parliament. The polls are being held for 58 Rajya Sabha seats across states, of which six are in Maharasthra.
Rane was not available for a comment.
Rane had subsequently told reporters that the saffron party had offered him a Rajya Sabha berth.
The BJP can get three candidates elected to the Rajya Sabha, given its strength of 122 MLAs in the 288-member House.
Union Human Resource Development Minister and BJP leader Prakash Javadekar filed his nomination papers yesterday. The BJP is yet to announce its third candidate.
The sources said the BJP leadership had assured Rane that he would be inducted into the Fadnavis ministry, when its expansion or reshuffle took place.
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