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Rane calls end to enmity with Shiv Sena

Posted on Dec 05, 12:56PM | UNI

Senior Congress leader and Maharashtra industry minister Narayan Rane, who was a fierce critic of the Shiv Sena since his exit from the party, has publicly declared the end of enmity with the Sena following the demise of party supremo Bal Thackeray last month.

He made this annoucement in the wake of the message of Sena exective president Uddhav Thackeray a couple days back that there cannot be another Sena chief, thus putting to rest the hotly-debated issue.

Mr Rane, who was in the city yesterday to inaugurate the office of his close confidant and the Standing Commitee chairman of Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) Ravi Phatak, was talking to newsmen.

Mr Rane, who was expelled from the Sena, was termed 'Narya' by the Shiv Sena supremo.

When asked what is the future of Sena after the death of Mr Thackeray, he said he would comment on it at the end of Uddhav's ongoing state-wide tour.

In reply to a question on the relations between the Congress and the NCP, he expressed hope that the relations between two parties would be cordial and they will soon have their mayor in the TMC.