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Narayan Rane an 'insignificant' figure, says Sena

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Shiv Sena, which has been opposing the likely induction of former into the cabinet, today said he is an "insignificant" figure for the party.

"left the party (Sena) in 2005 and since then, he has twice been defeated by the candidates. Thus, he is an insignificant figure for the party," party spokesperson told reporters in Solapur.

The Sena has time and again voiced its opposition over Rane's imminent into the state cabinet.

Sena's for Home had recently termed Rane "corrupt" and had advised the against inducting the Swabhiman Paksha (MSP) who has a "criminal nature".

Downplaying the move of its estranged ally BJP, Gorhe claimed that it was because of the perseverance of that issues like Goods and Services (GST) and loan waiver for farmers were implemented.

"MPs raised the issue in the and spoken to Jaitley and he had assured that our demands would be met. Thereafter, the CM also followed the issue up," she said.

The Sena had earlier made the issue of Rane's entry into the state cabinet as a precondition for its support to the candidature of candidate to the Legislative Council last month.

Rane, a former of Maharashtra, had tendered his resignation from the and also the post of MLC in September last year.

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 20:50 IST