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Party leaders want me to contest LS poll from Madha: Pawar

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

(NCP) said Friday that some of his party colleagues are insisting that he contest Lok Sabha election from in south-western this time.

He had no desire to contest election, but he assured them that he will think about their demand, Pawar said.

The former Union was speaking to reporters after chairing a party meeting to take overview of constituencies ahead of the Lok Sabha polls.

Asked about the speculation that he may contest from again, Pawar, currently a member, said, "During the meeting, some senior party leaders and the sitting from insisted that I contest election (from Madha)."

The constituency which is in district is currently represented in the Lok Sabha by NCP's Vijaysinh Mohite Patil.

"I have not taken any decision so far and I have no desire (to contest election), but some party leaders clearly said that the way they obey my policy decisions, I too should respect their decision," he said.

He told them he would think about it, the added.

After representing Madha in the Lok Sabha during 2009 to 2014, Pawar had said he will not contest Lok Sabha elections anymore.

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First Published: Fri, February 08 2019. 18:45 IST