Mumbai. Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Rane on Sunday announced the launch of a new party, days after he quit Congress. The new party will be called Maharashtra Swabhimaan Paksha. Rane had left the Congress on September 21 this year.
There are speculations that the 65-year-old Konkan strongman will support the BJP, especially after his meeting with Amit Shah last week.
Rane said his new party would be registered soon and the flag and electoral sign would also be announced.
Rane had resigned from the Congress last month while accusing the party of reneging on the promise of making him the chief minister when he had joined the party 12 years ago after leaving the Shiv Sena.
He had also resigned as a member of the Maharashtra Legislative Council.
Rane recently attacked the state government in the Assembly questioning the deteriorating law and order, leading to Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis threatening to read out the long list of police cases filed against Rane.