Ending the long speculation over his future role in active politics, Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday has declared that he will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections due for April-May this year, while his nephew Ajit Pawar and some other family members will not contest.
Speaking to media persons on Tuesday in Pune, NCP Boss Sharad Pawar said, “He will contest Lok Sabha Polls 2019 while his Grand nephew Parth Pawar is not going to contest, Rohit Pawar is not going to contest” Pawar made this statement while addressing a question about him allegedly promoting dynastic politics in the region.
NCP Chief added that his Daughter Supriya Sule who currently represents the family bastion of Baramati Lok Sabha Seat would contest Lok Sabha Polls 2019.
Ajit Pawar, nephew of NCP Chief Sharad Pawar is an MLA and Former Deputy Chief Minister of Maharastra. While Parth Pawar, son of Ajit Pawar and grand nephew of NCP Boss is an aspiring politician, Rohit Pawar, another third-generation member of the family and grandson of Sharad Pawar’s elder brother Appasaheb, is already a member of the Zila Panchayat.
Sharad Pawar’s comment who is currently MP in Rajya Sabha came days after Parth Pawar in an interview to the Hindustan Times said that he is ready to contest Lok Sabha Polls if S is party wants. Sharad Pawar’s confirmation about him contesting Lok Sabha Elections came in the sideline of a function held to unveil a statue of Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji on the Maharashtra Institute of Technology (MIT) campus located at Loni Kalbhor, Pune.
The NCP Boss added that ‘I and Sushil Kumar Shinde will contest Lok Sabha Polls’. Former Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde is likely to contest Lok Sabha Polls from Solapur seat. While Pawar as per sources likely to be in the fray from Madha parliamentary seats.
Sharad Pawar had represented the Solapur district constituency from 2009 to 2014, following which he chose to go into the Rajya Sabha, stating at the time that he wouldn’t return to the lower house of Parliament.
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NCP for the General Elections 2019 had stitched an alliance with Indian National Congress to take up BJP for the Lok Sabha. However, no official announcement has been made revealing the seat sharing details.
However, Its seems like Maharashtra is going to be a hard state to predict this time as in another development, NCP’s Ajit Pawar reached out to Maharashtra Nav Nirman Sena Chief Raj Thackeray. If Speculations to be believed MNS may join Anti-BJP Front and join forces with NCP-Congress Alliance.