Narayan Rane who was recently inducted in the Union Cabinet with a history of shifting political allegiances and sides has been infamous for his off the cough remarks aimed at his opponents and critics both within and outside the party represented by him. Shamelessly validating and justifying slapping Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray for not knowing about India’s independence while delivering a public speech launching BJP’s Jan aashirwaad yatra from his home turf.
Mr. Rane is mistaken if he believes that such cheap theatrics would win over his audience ensuring Sena’s defeat from BMC which it has been running since the 1970s. It was under Bal Thackeray where he got the first lesson in designing and devising his politics reaching out to the masses in the best of his spirit and capacity. Otherwise, there could have been no taker for Rane wherever he stands today is sole because of senior Thackeray enlightening his elevation to the ranks and cadres of Sena being an ally of Bhartiya Janta Party in Maharashtra.
Narayan Rane was the state CM for a short stint before being sacked by Balasaheb expressing his displeasure and disquiet over Uddhav’s quick and spontaneous ascendance in the party. Though he formed his political outfit later which wasn’t a success known for creating his chances and opportunities.
Rane chose to officially merge with BJP in 2019, weighing all the pros and cons. It could have been better had Narayan Rane consciously picked up his lines, sentences, and dialogues addressing his bitter foe Uddhav Thackeray rather than being provocatively bereft of any decorum and dignity. Probity is the first and foremost task of individuals in public life nobody should take this fact for granted.