Narayan Rane was inducted within the Union cupboard solely to assault the Shiv Sena, the social gathering claimed on Thursday. It additionally alleged that the aim of making a brand new Ministry of Cooperation was to “harass” the cooperative sector which has a robust presence in Maharashtra.
Mr Rane, a former Sena chief who left the social gathering over 16 years in the past, took oath as minister within the Narendra Modi authorities on Wednesday.
Sena’s chief spokesperson Arvind Sawant mentioned right here that after taking cost of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Ministry, Mr Rane’s first feedback had been towards Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
“He said nothing about his portfolio and what he proposed to do for the MSME sector,” mentioned Mr Sawant, a former Union minister.
Mr Rane reportedly mentioned that Uddhav Thackeray, who heads the Sena, was not giant hearted sufficient to congratulate him on turning into a Union minister.
“He has been inducted in the Union cabinet only to attack the Sena without fulfilling any other responsibility, ” Mr Sawant mentioned.
In a dig at Mr Rane’s portfolio, he mentioned, “For Maharashtra, this is improvement of sorts, from ”heavy” to ”micro”.”
Shiv Sena had dealt with the heavy industries portfolio when it was a part of the BJP-led NDA.
On a query about whether or not Mr Rane could cause any hurt to the Sena, Mr Sawant mentioned, “We defeated him twice in assembly polls, once in his stronghold of Malvan (in Konkan region) and in a by-poll in Mumbai (in Bandra).
“The BJP ought to preserve it in thoughts that the Sena has very shut relations with the folks from Konkan… they won’t change their loyalties,” he said.
On the creation of the new Ministry of Cooperation which has been allotted to Home Minister Amit Shah, Mr Sawant said, “It is simply to harass the cooperative sector because it has a robust community in Maharashtra in comparison with different states.”
Leaders of the ruling Maha Vikas Aghadi coalition within the state, particularly these from the NCP, are energetic within the cooperative sector, he identified.
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