Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar today announced that he will not contest in Lok Sabha polls and will pave way for the next generation in his family, indicating that his grandnephew and son of nephew Ajit Pawar, Parth will contest from Madha constituency in Western Maharashtra. Earlier, he has expressed interest to contest from here.
After meeting senior party members in Pune, he has taken this decision after discussing the issue within the family. He recalled that already two of his family members, his daughter Supriya Sule and nephew Ajit Pawar are in active politis.
“After holding talks with family, we were of the opinion that next generation members should be given a chance. There is demand from various party leaders and workers for Parth Pawar’s candidature from Maval,” said Sharad Pawar, clearing way for Parth, his grand nephew and son of Ajit Pawar.
The NCP chief said that his party would announce the final list of candidates soon. In 2014 polls also he was out of poll race and his daughter Supriya Sule had won from his traditional seat Baramati. Later he was nominated to Rajya Sabha.
Parth, 28, has been actively participating in various social as well as political programmes in Pimpri-Chinchwad. In 2014, Shiv Sena’s Shrirang Barne won the Lok Sabha polls from Maval by a margin of at least 1.70 lakh votes with the NCP’s Rahul Narwekar at the third position.