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Now no election, Pawar on Pune Lok Sabha candidature poser

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

"Now no election" was (NCP) Sharad Pawar's one-line reply on being asked whether he would consider contesting next year's polls from Pune.

Pawar and former were being interviewed by Sudhir Gadgil at a function here Sunday to mark the launch of "Pune Ekekali", a coffee-table book on Maharashtra's second-largest city.

The question came up after Pawar told the gathering about his long association with Pune, including having won polls for four consecutive years while studying in a local college.

"Perhaps, the elections fought and won in college were the foundation of my 52 years of electoral in Parliament and the (Maharashtra) Assembly," the NCP said.

It was then that Gadgil asked the former Union if he would consider contesting next year's from Pune since he had such a long association with the city.

"Now no election," Pawar replied.

Addressing the function, the former minister also hailed Narhar Ganpat Pawar, who is credited with designing several landmark buildings of Pune.

"built several iconic buildings, including that of the (at Sadashiv Peth in Pune). However, unfortunately, many Punekars do not know about his contribution," Pawar rued.

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First Published: Sun, November 11 2018. 21:15 IST