Rane declares resolve to vanquish Sena in Marathwada
Aurangabad, Maharashtra, Mar 4 (UNI) Maharashtra Revenue Minister Narayan Rane today resolved to vanquish the Shiv Sena from its stronghold Marathwada region in order to strengthen the Congress.
Addressing a rally at the TV Centre locality here to induct his supporters in the Congress late this evening, Mr Rane said that he was not happy about the present seven out of 48 seats to the Congress party in the State Legislative Assembly and said that he would make efforts to strengthen the party in the Marathwada region in the days ahead, eliminating the Shiv Sena.
He came down heavily on Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray and held him responsible for the Shiv Sena's downfall in the state.
Reiterating his charge against Uddhav Thackeray for selling of party posts, Mr Rane alleged that he was aware of the fixing of Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) Mayor's post, which was sold for Rs 15 lakh.
The former Sena leader-turned-Congressman said that he was ready to provide all the details of that particular transaction.
Mr Rane said the presence of a huge crowd for his meeting in a city like Aurangabad has silenced his critics.
The Minister assured that he would resolve the long-pending problems faced by the people of Marathwada and Aurangabad.
Senior Congress leader and Spokesman of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee Hussein Dalwai, MLAs Rajendra Darda, Kalyan Kale and Aurangabad District Congress President Vinayakrao Borse also spoke on the occasion.
Former AMC Mayor and Sena leader Sudam Sonwane, Former AMC Deputy Mayor Radhakrishna Gaikwad and their supporters were inducted into the Congress at the function.
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