Narayan Rane, a Congress stalwart met party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi in Delhi, a source said.
Over the last few weeks, there has been speculation about Rane’s future political plans. On Sunday, the Congress leader had met Maharashtra minister Jaykumar Rawal of the BJP.
“Rane wanted to discuss certain issues with the Congress leadership. Hence, he had sought an appointment with Rahul Gandhi. They had a discussion this afternoon,” a senior Congress leader said.
Rane, a former Shiv Sena leader, was reportedly miffed with the Congress leadership after the fiasco in Goa, where in spite of emerging as the single largest party in the Assembly election, it failed to form the government.
Rane’s son, Nilesh, had recently criticised Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan over his leadership style and demanded his ouster.