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Narayan Rane not happy with Chavan, Nirupam appointment

Rane's attack against the party leadership has once again exposed the fissures within the organisation.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Updated: March 2, 2015 9:20:37 pm
narayan rane, MPCC, ashok chavan, mumbai congress chief Narayan Rane said that although he was not keen for the MPCC president himself, he felt, the least the organisation should have consulted him.

Senior Congress leader Narayan Rane on Monday expressed his disappointment over the appointment of former chief minister Ashok Chavan as MPCC president and Sanjay Nirupam as Mumbai Congress chief.

“In the current situation, it was expected from Congress to chose an aggressive leader for the organisational roles both in state and city. However, the top leadership did not take me into confidence before making the announcements,” said Rane.

Rane’s attack against the party leadership has once again exposed the fissures within the organisation. He said that although he was not keen for the MPCC president himself, he felt, the least the organisation should have consulted him.

Though Rane did not directly questioned the ability of Chavan, he wondered what aggressive role he would play to take on the ruling BJP-Shiv Sena govt in the state.

Rane, however, minced no words in question Nirupam’s ability. “The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation elections are ahead. And we have to fight Shiv Sena. The strategy should have been to have a candidate who is Marathi. However, you appointed a north Indian (non-Maharashtrian) to lead the Mumbai city. Wonder, what results are we going to deliver in the elections,” he quipped.

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