Former Member of Parliament representing the Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg constituency and BJP leader, Nilesh Rane, declared his retirement from active politics on Tuesday. He shared this decision via his official social media account on X, expressing that he is permanently stepping away from active politics without citing any specific reason.
In his social media post, Rane made it explicitly clear that he has lost interest in participating in political elections. He also extended an apology to anyone who may have been unintentionally offended by his actions or statements. Rane’s post stated, “I am no longer interested in contesting elections, etc. Critics will criticize, but I prefer not to invest my time and that of others where my heart is not in it. I apologize for any unintended offense caused to some individuals.”
Nilesh Rane expresses gratitude to BJP
Nilesh Rane, who recently announced his retirement from active politics, took a moment to express his deep appreciation to the BJP and his dedicated supporters who stood by him for nearly two decades. In a heartfelt message posted on his social media account, Rane thanked those who had showered him with love and support during his 19 to 20-year-long political journey. He expressed his immense gratitude for their unwavering commitment to his cause, even when circumstances were challenging.
Rane went on to highlight his good fortune in being associated with the BJP, a prominent political organisation. He regarded his time with the party as a valuable opportunity to contribute to the nation’s political landscape. In his post, he shared, “I am a simple individual, but I have gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in politics. Some of my colleagues have become like family, and I will forever be indebted to them.”
About Nilesh Rane
Nilesh Rane was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha of India from the Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg constituency in Maharashtra as a member of the Indian National Congress (INC). During his time in the 15th Lok Sabha, Rane actively participated in the Committee on Home Affairs and the Rules Committee. In the subsequent 16th Lok Sabha election, he contested from the same constituency but faced defeat to Shiv Sena’s candidate Vinayak Raut. Following this, Nilesh Rane made the decision to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).