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Narayan Rane
Narayan Rane.jpg
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha
Assumed office
3 April 2018
Preceded byD. P. Tripathi, NCP
13th Chief Minister of Maharashtra
In office
1 February 1999 – 17 October 1999
Preceded byManohar Joshi
Succeeded byVilasrao Deshmukh
Minister for Industry, Port and Employment of Maharashtra State
In office
20 November 2010 – October 2014
Preceded byRajendra Darda
Succeeded bySubhash Desai
Minister for Revenue of Maharashtra
In office
15 June 1996 – 1 February 1999
Preceded bySudhir Joshi
Succeeded byEknath Khadse
In office
16 August 2005 – 6 December 2008
Preceded byVilasrao Deshmukh
Succeeded byPatangrao Kadam
In office
9 November 2009 – 19 November 2010
Preceded byPatangrao Kadam
Succeeded byBalasaheb Thorat
Minister for Industry of Maharashtra
In office
10 February 2009 – 9 November 2009
Preceded byAshok Chavan
Succeeded byRajendra Darda
Member of Maharashtra Legislative Council India
In office
8 July 2016 – 22 September 2017
ConstituencyElected by MLAs [1]
Personal details
Born (1952-04-20) 20 April 1952 (age 67)
Bombay, Bombay State, India
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party (2019–present)
Other political
Shiv Sena (before 2005)
Indian National Congress (2005–2017)

Maharashtra Swabhimaan Paksh

Spouse(s)Neelam N. Rane
ChildrenNilesh Rane
Nitesh Rane
ResidenceMalvan, Maharashtra

Narayan Tatya Rane (born 20 April 1952) is an Indian politician from the state Maharashtra and former Chief Minister of Maharashtra. He was a Cabinet Minister for Industry , Port, Employment and Self-employment in the Government of Maharashtra.

He was a member of Shiv Sena and opposition leader of Vidhan Sabha until July 2005, before he joined Indian National Congress party. He quit Congress in September 2017, and launched the Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksha. In 2018, he declared support for Bharatiya Janata Party, and was elected to the Rajya Sabha on a BJP nomination.[2] On 15 October 2019, he joined Bhartiya Janata Party and his party Maharashtra Swabhiman paksha was also merged into BJP. [3]

Political career

Shiv Sena

Rane joined Shiv Sena in his early twenties and started his political career as local Shakha Pramukh at Chembur, Mumbai. Then he became the Councillor of Kopargaon.

In 1999, when Manohar Joshi stepped down from the post of Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Rane succeeded him.

Rane publicly criticized Shiv Sena working president Uddhav Thackeray and questioned his administration abilities. [4].

Shiv Sena subsequently expelled Rane from the party on 3 July 2005. [5]. Subsequently, he also resigned from the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.[citation needed]

Indian National Congress

Rane later joined the Indian National Congress and was made the Revenue Minister of Maharashtra.[citation needed] Rane sought re-election from his Malvan seat in the Konkan region on a Congress ticket and won with a lead of over 50,000 votes.[citation needed]

On 21 July, Rane submitted his resignation to the chief minister of Maharashtra, Prithviraj Chavan, to quit the post of Industries minister in Chavan's cabinet.[6]

In the wake of 2008 Mumbai attacks, Vilasrao Deshmukh, then Chief Minister of Maharashtra was removed from the Chief Ministerial Post and Ashok Chavan was made Chief Minister. As soon as Chavan was made Chief Minister, Rane protested against Congress Party and its senior leaders resulting in his suspension from Congress for six years.[citation needed]

Later Rane apologize to Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi and was later inducted back into Congress Party and was made Minister for Industry of Maharashtra. Rane supervised the debut of his two sons- Nitesh and Nilesh into Maharashtra politics.[citation needed] On 21 September 2017, Rane voluntarily left Congress.[7]

Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksha

On October 1, 2017, Rane floated a new political party called the Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksha and indicated to ally with Bharatiya Janata Party It was registered in the ECI on 11/12/2018 with the Help of Adv Ashish Fule [8][9][10][11]

Newspaper Prahaar

Rane launched the Marathi daily Prahaar on 8 October 2008, under the ownership of Rane Prakashan Pvt. Ltd. While he serves as the Consulting Editor, journalist Madhukar Bhave is the editor of the newspaper.

Election to Maharashtra Legislative Assembly

Offices held

  • 1996–1999 Minister of Revenue, Dairy Development, Animal husbandry, Fisheries, Khar lands, Special assistance & rehabilitation.
  • 1999 Chief Minister of Maharashtra State
  • 1999-2005 Leader of Opposition
  • 2005–2008 Minister of Revenue
  • 2009–2010 Minister of Revenue
  • 2010-2014 Minister of Industries


In August 2011, there was a dispute in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly alleging Rane’s involvement in the Adarsh Housing Society scam.[12]

Pune-based RTI activist Ravindra Barhate said that Rane, during his tenure as revenue minister in the Shiv Sena-BJP Government in 1998, had returned a prime plot of land in Pune to a person who had already received compensation from the government under the Land Acquisition Act. In 1998 revenue minister Rane, in his position as a quasi-judicial authority, had decided in favour of Datta Bahirat who had given his power of attorney to Rohan Builders. Bahirat through Rohan Builders had sought to return his land that had been acquired by the government for housing flood-affected persons following the rupture of the Panshet Dam at Pune in 1961. Citing a 1994 High Court order, Rane gave back the unused 2.15 lakh sq feet of the 2.75 lakh sq feet to Bahirat on the repayment of `16 lakh to the government exchequer.[13]

In Jan 2011, a delegation of Shiv Sena leaders met Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan, demanding a separate inquiry into alleged land scams which took place during the tenure of the then revenue minister Rane. The Sena leaders alleged that the state lost revenue of crores of rupees after Rane de-reserved several government plots in favour of individuals or private companies. Most of the matters later landed in the court.[14]

In February 2011, the Bombay High Court issued Rane a notice following allegations that an organisation headed by his wife Neelam misused a plot of land in Andheri leased to the organisation, and built a restaurant on it. A public interest litigation (PIL), filed by Ashok Karangutkar, alleged that the Sindhudurg Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, of which Neelam Rane is president, set up The Jail Restaurant & Lounge in Sindhudurg Bhavan at Four Bungalows, Andheri, on a plot given to it for educational activities.[15]

See also


  1. ^
  2. ^ Will decide on future of my party within a week: Narayan Rane
  3. ^
  4. ^ "Narayan Rane". Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Narayan Rane expelled". Retrieved 13 November 2019.
  6. ^ "Narayan Rane quits Chavan cabinet in Maharashtra". Patrika Group (21 July 2014). Retrieved 21 July 2014.
  7. ^ Shoumojit Banerjee (21 September 2017). "Finally, Narayan Rane quits Congress". The Hindu.
  8. ^ "Ex-Congress leader Narayan Rane floats new party". MUMBAI. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  9. ^ "Narayan Rane announces new political party". MUMBAI. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  10. ^ "Narayan Rane floats new party, to 'support' BJP govt in Maharashtra". MUMBAI. Retrieved 2 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Rane expected to form separate group in BMC". Free Press Journal. MUMBAI. Retrieved 14 October 2017.
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13. महाराष्ट्र : नारायण राणे की आत्मकथा आने की खबर से ही कई नेताओं के छूटे पसीने , ARLive News , 5 May 2019

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Preceded by
Sudhir Joshi
Minister of Revenue
15 June 1996 – 1 February 1999
Succeeded by
Diwakar Raote
Preceded by
Manohar Joshi
Chief Minister of Maharashtra
1 February 1999 – 17 October 1999
Succeeded by
Vilasrao Deshmukh
Preceded by
Vilasrao Deshmukh
Minister of Revenue
16 August 2005 – 6 December 2008
Succeeded by
Patangrao Kadam
Preceded by
Ashok Chavan
Minister of Industry
20 February 2009 – 9 November 2009
Succeeded by
Rajendra Darda
Preceded by
Patangrao Kadam
Minister of Revenue
9 November 2009 – 19 November 2010
Succeeded by
Balasaheb Thorat
Preceded by
Rajendra Darda
Minister of Industry, Port and Employment
20 November 2010 – October 2014
Succeeded by
Subhash Desai
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