Rane said he decided to withdraw his resignation after consultations with Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, AICC general secretary in charge of Maharashtra Mohan Prakash, senior ministers and state party chief Manikrao Thakre.
    
"They told me due respect would be given to me and promises would be kept," Rane told reporters.
    
"I will work for the victory of Congress in assembly elections. I did not want to contest the elections myself but the party leaders asked me to contest," he said.
    
Replying to a question whether he was prepared to face the polls under Chavan, Rane said as head of the government Chavan will lead but at party level it will be a collective leadership.
    
While resigning, Rane had lashed out at Chavan, saying "victory in upcoming assembly elections under the Chief Minister's leadership is difficult. He has a clean image but decision-making is slow, implementation of decisions already taken is tardy. This affects the people who made known their displeasure with the government in Lok Sabha polls."
    
He had also said he would not like to be "a partner in the blame for defeat in assembly polls".

The BJP took a dig at Congressman Narayan Rane, who on Tuesday back-tracked and withdrew his resignation from the Maharashtra Cabinet after publicly criticizing the party leadership and the Chief Minister.

Latest News from State News Desk