Autobiography: Narayan Rane rejected Raj Thackeray’s offer to form a new party

Narayan Rane, in his autobiography, has mentioned that Raj Thackeray visited him a few days after his resignation from Shiv Sena

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After making a shocking revelation regarding Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Maharashtra Swabhimaan Paksh (MSP) founder and former Maharashtra Chief Minister, Narayan Rane in his autobiography discloses that Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray wanted to follow him out of Shiv Sena back in 2005. 

According to media reports, in his autobiography titled – No Holds Barred: My Years In Politics – published by HarperCollins, Rane claims that Raj Thackeray came to him in 2005 and offered to join hands to form a new party. As per the autobiography, Rane had mentioned that Raj Thackeray was frustrated with Uddhav Thackeray. “The new leadership couldn’t survive in the party any more,” Rane writes. 

In the autobiography, Rane mentions that Raj Thackeray had suggested that “he and I must align our interests and start a new party.” In reply to Raj Thackeray offer, Rane had said, “I have worked with a Thackeray before. I know how the Thackeray's operate and I don’t think I ever want to work with a Thackeray again,” 

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Rane quit Shiv Sena in the year 2005. After this, Raj Thackeray also disassociated with Shiv Sena to form his new political party called Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) in the year 2006. Almost 13 MLAs also left with Rane after he resigned. 

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