Disgruntled Congress leader Narayan Rane meets Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, July 24 : Former Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Narayan Rane visited Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi‘s residence here on Thursday. The meeting comes post Rane’s resignation from the state cabinet on July 21, which he had submitted to Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on grounds of being upset with the party for not giving him the top post.

Before the resignation he had stated that he would continue to be a member of the Congress Party. Rane had joined the Congress after he quit the Shiv Sena in 2005. He 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.