Sharad Pawar, "I Will Contest Lok Sabha Polls, Ajit Pawar Will Not"

Sharad Pawar, "I Will Contest Lok Sabha Polls, Ajit Pawar Will Not"

Sharad Pawar, "I Will Contest Lok Sabha Polls, Ajit Pawar Will Not" (file image)

New Delhi: Sharad Pawar, the National Congress Party Chief had confirmed on Tuesday evening that he would contest the coming Lok Sabha election, while ruling out the possibility of Ajit Pawar or Parth Pawar entering the arena.

The NCP Supremo Mr Pawar who is now a Rajya Sabha member, had said that other NCP leaders were insisting that he contest the coming election from Madha constituency in south-western Maharashtra.

Mr Pawar was questioned at a function, about the allegation that he was promoting a dynasty, Mr Pawar said, "Parth Pawar, Rohit Pawar and Ajit Pawar would not contest Lok Sabha election.

He added a few moments later, "But Sharad Pawar is going to contest."

Currently,  Supriya Sule, the NCP chief's daughter represents the family bastion of Baramati in the Lok Sabha.

His nephew Ajit Pawar is an MLA and former Maharashtra deputy chief minister.

There was speculation that the NCP may field Parth Pawar, Ajit's son, from Maval Lok Sabha seat.