Nitesh Rane won the 2014 assembly election by defeating the then BJP MLA Pramod Jathar from Kankavali seat in Sindhudurg district on a Congress ticket.
Mumbai| The spree of ticket aspiring leaders joining the Bharatiya Janata Party continues. The latest one to wear the saffron robes is former Maharashtra CM Narayan Rane’s son, Nitesh Rane. He officially joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday. He took party membership in Sindhudurg. It is expected that Nitesh can once again contest the assembly elections from Kankavali seat. However, there is no official announcement yet. Despite this, his father Narayan Rane had already claimed that Nitesh will contest from Kankavali seat on BJP ticket in the assembly elections and his name will be included in the second list of the party.
It is worth noting that the BJP has not yet announced the name of any candidate for the Kankavali seat whereas only two days are left for the nomination filing. Thus all eyes are set on BJP’s decision of whether the BJP gives tickets to Nitesh or not.
Nitesh made it to headlines after throwing mud
Significantly, a few months ago, a video of Nitesh Rane went viral, in which it was seen that he threw mud on an engineer. He was also accused of tying the engineer with a rope in collaboration with the helpers. After this incident, Nitesh Rane drew widespread criticism.
Defeated BJP candidate in 2014
Nitesh Rane won the 2014 assembly election by defeating the then BJP MLA Pramod Jathar from Kankavali seat in Sindhudurg district on a Congress ticket. Narayan had informed on Wednesday that Nitesh will contest the Kankavali seat from the BJP in the upcoming state assembly elections. He claimed that Nitesh would be named in the BJP’s second list.
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