Rane quit the Shiv Sena in 2005 on a bitter note and joined the Congress. He ended his association with the Congress in September 2017 to form Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksh, and declared support to the BJP-led NDA.
"How can the president of one party be a member of another party? According to the rules, if a party wants to give a ticket to the chief of another party, he has to be made a primary member of the party giving the ticket. Otherwise, the candidate cannot fill the 'B' form (handed out by the party giving the ticket)," Parab said.
The BJP has fielded its former Kerala unit chief V Muralidharan, Narayan Rane, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar and Maharashtra Women's Commission chairperson Vijaya Rahatkar for Rajya Sabha election from the state on March 23.
As per the numbers in the Assembly, the BJP can win three Rajya Sabha seats and the Sena, Congress and NCP one each.
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