National Congress Party (NCP) Chief Sharad Pawar on Monday calls it quits from contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
The NCP chief after holding discussions with the senior party members and his family opted out of the election race.
Pawar said, “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.”
Parth Pawar is the grand nephew of the NCP chief and is the son of former deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar.
Parth had been lively engaged in social and political events in Pimpri-Chinchwada.
The NCP Chief added, “I am not withdrawing due to any fear. I have contested 14 elections and never lost. There was no reason for me to be scared for the 15th election. I am not contesting Lok Sabha elections as I don’t want many people from one family contesting the elections.”
As per earlier reports, Sharad Pawar was due to contest from Madha constituency in Maharashtra.