Week after Thackeray death, Rane calls on Raj

Exactly a week after Shiv Sena patriarch Bal Thackeray passed away, Maharashtra Industries Minister and former Shiv Sena leader Narayan Rane on Saturday called on Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief and Thackeray's nephew Raj Thackeray to express his condolences. Rane had not attended the Shiv Sena chief's state funeral on Sunday at Shivaji Park where leaders cutting across parties including top BJP leadership had descended.

Rane met the MNS chief for close to half an hour at Raj's residence.

Sources said Rane also wanted to meet Shiv Sena executive president and Bal Thackeray's son Uddhav, but the meeting did not take place.

Rane was chief minister in the then Sena-BJP government for almost a year in 1999 after Manohar Joshi quit over allegations of corruption.

After quitting the Shiv Sena, Rane joined the Congress and took along around a dozen MLAs from the Sena with him.

In early 2006, months after Rane parted ways with the Sena, Raj too split from the Sena to shortly float his own party, the MNS.

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