Pratapsingh Rane

Pratapsingh Raoji Rane

Pratapsingh Raoji Rane

Date of Birth : January 28, 1939

Mini Biography :
Pratapsingh Raoji Rane (born January 28, 1939) is an Indian politician from the state of Goa, currently serving as the speaker of the state assembly. He has served as the Chief Minister of Goa 6 times – from 1980 to 1985, 1985 to 1989, for three months in 1990, from 1994 to 1999, from February 3, 2005 to March 4, 2005 and from June 2005 to June 2007.

Rane has been a member of the Indian National Congress since the mid-seventies, and was earlier a prominent figure in the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party. In the MGP, he was minister for law and also held other portfolios, in the term beginning 1972.

Rane has a BBA degree from the United States, and comes from the prominent Maratha family of the Ranes, that dominated politics out of their home in the north eastern pocket of Sattari in Goa. They have had a set of revolts and peace treaties with the Portuguese while the latter were ruling Goa. The family traces their roots to the Rane clan of Marathas.

He dominated politics in Goa for the entire decade of the 1980s, and for part of the 1990s. His achievements include the launching of the Kadamba Transport Corporation government-run bus transport system in Goa which had a poor transportation system, which could still do with further improvements.

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