Sharad Pawar not to contest Lok Sabah Elections
New Delhi : Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Tuesday declared that he will not be contesting the upcoming Lok Sabah Polls from the Madha constituency.
Explaining his decision, Sharad Pawar said that he has already contested 14 times from the seat and now he wants to give chance to his family members.
NCP Chief Sharad Pawar: I thought that already two members of my family are contesting polls this time and hence I felt this is right time to take decision to not contest since I already have contested 14 times in the past pic.twitter.com/Q7ElDQqXte— ANI (@ANI) March 11, 2019
The two family members that he spoke of refers to his daughter Supriya Sule and grandson Parth Pawar, who are contesting the polls this time. His daughter Supriya Sula is a MP from Baramati.
Reportedly, Parth Pawar, son of former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and Sharad Pawar’s grandson will contest the Lok Sabha elections as an NCP candidate from the Maval constituency.
NCP will soon announce the list of candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha Polls soon.
In 2014 elections, the Congress-NCP combine had won just six seats.