Mumbai : Nitesh Rane, son of senior Congress leader and Industries Minister Narayan Rane, said he will take the Shiv Sena president “head on” if Uddhav Thackeray decides to contest the upcoming Assembly polls in Maharashtra.
“If Uddhav (Sena Chief) decides to contest the upcoming Assembly polls, I will take him head on and contest from whichever constituency he decides to contest from. Not only that, I will ensure that he loses badly,” Rane said. He was addressing reporters in Kolhapur on the sidelines of a function.
Mocking Thackeray, Rane said that it was “amusing” that he (Thackeray) dreams of becoming the chief minister of the state when he does not have a hold in any assembly segment. “Uddhav dreams of becoming the CM of Maharashtra. This dream of his is laughable. He is not even fit to become a sarpanch (the head of a village). Tomorrow even Rakhi Sawant (Bollywood actress who recently joined RPI) will dream of becoming the CM,” he said. He added that his father (Narayan Rane) had asked him to prepare to contest elections from Kankavali assembly segment and establish contacts in the region. “Narayan Rane has asked me to prepare for election from Kankavali assembly seat. We have started the ground work there. During the Lok Sabha elections we lost, but I can assure you results will be very different this time,” he said.