Rane is a mass Maratha leader in the Konkan belt. He started as a local Shiv Sena Shakha president and became the chief minister.
Experts say the major challenge for the new health minister Mansukh Mandaviya will be vaccinating as many people as possible with the short supply and before another wave.
Senior BJP leader and Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar was among the 12 ministers who resigned on Wednesday.
Non-performance and failure in image maintenance prove costly as 12 ministers face axe in Modi's Cabinet expansion
Cutting a sorry figure in handling of Covid and tough time in courts lead to axing of ministers.