Narayan Rane refuses to take back his resignation
Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Narayan Rane on Tuesday refused to take back his resignation.
Rane met Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and state Congress President Manikrao Thackrey, and placed his grievances in front of him.
"They haven't accepted my resignation as of yet. The issue is still not resolved. But he (Chavan) has assured me that he will discuss the points that I have raised with the party president Sonia Gandhi, said Rane after the meeting.
He further said that he along with Prithviraj Chavan and Manikrao Thackrey will be meeting Sonia Gandhi to discuss the issue.
Meanwhile, Chavan said, "Rane met me and Manikrao Thackrey today and raised several issues. We discussed these issues and even the upcoming assembly elections. A decision on all this will be taken in the coming days."
On Monday, Rane had resigned from the state cabinet.
He submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. Rane, a chief ministerial aspirant, has been reportedly upset with the party for not giving him the top post.
He had announced last week that he will resign from his ministerial post, but will continue to be a member of the Congress Party.
Rane had joined the Congress after he quit the Shiv Sena in 2005.
Rane had served as Chief Minister for nine months while in Shiv Sena in 1999, when the NDA government was at the helm of affairs in Maharashtra.
In 2005, soon after joining the Congress, he was inducted as a minister in the Vilasrao Deshmukh government.
(Posted on 23-07-2014)