Ex-Maharashtra MP & BJP Leader Nilesh Rane Announces Retirement From Active Politics: ‘I Apologise For…’

Ex-Maharashtra MP & BJP Leader Nilesh Rane Announces Retirement From Active Politics: ‘I Apologise For…’

Taking it to his official account on social media platform X, Rane posted that he is permanently stepping aside from active politics as he is 'no longer interested in politics,' for no other reason.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 01:16 PM IST
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Ex-Maharashtra MP & BJP Leader Nilesh Rane Announces Retirement From Active Politics: ‘I Apologise For…’ |

Maharashtra: Former MP Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg constituency and BJP leader Nilesh Rane announced his retirement from active politics on Tuesday. Taking it to his official account on social media platform X, Rane posted that he is permanently stepping aside from active politics as he is 'no longer interested in politics,' for no other reason.

Further in his post, Rane clearly stated that he is not interested in contesting elections now. He also apologised to those who were unintentionally offended by him. "I am no longer interested in contesting elections etc. Critics will criticize but I don't like wasting my time and others where it doesn't suit my heart. I apologize for unintentionally offending some people," wrote Rane in the post.

Rane Expresses Gratitude To BJP & His Supporters

Nilesh Rane in his post expressed immense gratitude to the BJP and his supporters for being with him from nearly past two decades. "I am very grateful to all of you who have given me so much love in the last 19/20 years, for sticking with me when there was no reason. I am very lucky to have met so much love in BJP and to have the opportunity to work in such a great organization like BJP," wrote Rane.

"I am a small man but I learned a lot in politics and some colleagues have become a family forever, I will always be indebted to them in life," he added.

About Nilesh Rane

Nilesh is the elder son of Union cabinet minister Narayan Rane. His brother, Nitesh Narayan Rane, currently represents the Kankavli constituency in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly.

Nilesh Rane was elected to 15th Lok Sabha of India from Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg constituency of Maharashtra as a member of Indian National Congress (INC).

As part of the 15th Lok Sabha, Rane served on the Committee on Home Affairs and the Rules Committee. Rane contested from the same constituency for a seat in the 16th Lok Sabha but lost to Shiv Sena's candidate Vinayak Raut. Later, Nilesh Rane joined the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP).

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