In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Rana ran as an independent from Amravati and won.

The Bharatiya Janata Party fielded Navneet Rana from the Amravati constituency in Maharashtra on Wednesday. In a separate list, candidates from Etcheria, Vishakhapatnam North, and Anaparthy in Andhra Pradesh, including N Eswara Rao, P Vishnukumar Raju, Pangi Rajarao, and others, were also fielded.

After being married to BJP politician Ravi Rana, Navneet Rana began her career in politics. In 2014, she ran in her first election from Amravati on the NCP platform, however she was unsuccessful. Later, running as an independent in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Rana was chosen to represent Amravati.

She was fined Rs. 2 lakh by the Bombay High Court in 2021 for filing a forged caste certificate. The Supreme Court concluded hearing the case last month challenging Rana’s caste legitimacy, and next week, a decision is anticipated.

Rana and her spouse Ravi Rana were taken into custody by Mumbai police in 2022 after they insisted on reciting the Hanuman Chalisa in front of “Matoshree,” the former chief minister of Maharashtra Uddhav Thackeray’s home. Subsequently, they were placed under judicial detention for 14 days, during which time Rana was taken to the Byculla women’s jail by the local magistrate.

Local Amravati politicians were against Navneet Rana’s candidacy in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections from the Amravati constituency. “After winning as an independent, Rana stood for the BJP for the last five years, and thus our party leadership had announced her candidature,” a BJP leader stated in reference to her candidacy from the constituency.