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Maratha strongman Pawar to re-enter election battlefield

IANS  |  Mumbai 

(NCP) will contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election from constituency in Maharashtra, party sources said here on Wednesday.

An official announcement is expected later in the day, ending weeks of speculation on this count, the sources said.

A member from the NCP guardedly said that Pawar's candidature for the Lok Sabha "is not yet finalized" but a categorically confirmed the decision to IANS.

Pawar, 78, has been a three-time of besides being the in the Centre.

Now a Member, the development comes after Pawar repeatedly asserted in the past couple of years that he wanted to quit "electoral politics" and give space to gen-next in the party. But he hinted at a return to the election battlefield last week.

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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 14:42 IST
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