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Pawar not to fight Lok Sabha polls

Press Trust of India  |  Pune 

Monday said he has decided not to contest the next month's election from the constituency in

The seat is held by his Vijaysingh Mohite Patil. Pawar's announcement at a press conference came after recent speculation that he may contest from there.

"There was a lot of insistence (from within NCP) that I contest from However, my candidature hasn't been declared yet," Pawar said.

The also indicated that Parth, son of his nephew and senior Ajit Pawar, may be fielded from Maval LS constituency in district.

"Many people are asking (me) to field from Maval," the former Union said.

Asked if the fear of possible defeat made him rethink of contesting from Madha, Pawar said, "I have successfully faced 14 elections.

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First Published: Mon, March 11 2019. 15:50 IST