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Maharashtra Minister Narayan Rane quits as son loses to Sena candidate

Nilesh lost to Shiv Sena nominee Vinayak Raut in the close contest

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Maharashtra Minister Narayan Rane quits as son loses to Sena candidate

Industries Minister today resigned from his post in the wake of defeat of his son and sitting MP from Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg seat, Nilesh Rane on his home turf by a candidate.

Rane has forwarded his resignation to the chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, sources said.

Nilesh lost to nominee in the close contest.

When contacted, Pradesh Committee (MPCC) president confirmed Rane's resignation.

"Although Rane has tendered his resignation over the loss of his son Nilesh, the same will not be accepted. We will hold discussions with him and find a way out," Thakre told PTI.

Meanwhile, president Uddhav Thakeray has left for Ratnagiri district where he is likely to address a 'victory rally' for Raut.

First Published: Fri, May 16 2014. 18:29 IST