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Maharashtra CM Chavan meets Rane

January 05, 2009 16:46 IST

In a last-ditch effort to patch up, Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan [Images] on Monday, held closed-door meeting with rebel Congress leader Narayan Rane [Images] who is set to announce his future plans on Tuesday.
Rane drove to Sagar, Chavan's official residence on Manday for the meeting. However, sources claimed that the meeting was held at the behest of Chavan.
Rane is keeping his cards close to his chest and even his aides did not have any inkling about the outcome of the
"Only he (Rane) can say if he is satisfied with the talks he held with Chavan. But, according to us, he is in no mood to yield to the patch up efforts of the Congress," sources close to the rebel leader told PTI.
"The AICC leadership asked the state leaders to initiate the patch up effort in a bid to stop Rane from leaving the party," the sources said adding that joining the Nationalist Congress Party was not an option for him.
"There is a huge response from supporters for setting up his own political outfit," sources added.
Asked if there was a possibility for Rane to go back to Shiv Sena, they said, "99 per cent of the Shiv Sainiks want

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