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Pawar's remarks against Parrikar uncalled for: Fadnavis

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Maharashtra Sunday said Sharad Pawar's remarks that former quit his post at the Centre and returned to as he did not agree with the fighter jet deal, were uncalled for.

also said that despite his ill-health and just about a week before his death, Parrikar had expressed a wish to hold at least two campaign rallies for ahead of the Lok Sabha elections.

Talking to reporters, the said, "Even Rahul Gandhi had earlier tried to make similar comments (against Parrikar), which was a very crass attempt. At that time Parrikar was alive and he had given a strong reply. But making similar comments after Parrikar's death, I think is uncalled for."

Parrikar had given straight answers earlier as well, he added.

"Parrikar was such a person that he had even expressed a wish to hold at least two campaign rallies during the 2019 for PM He had expressed his wish eight days before his death," said.

Addressing reporters in Kolhapur, Pawar had said on Saturday that since deal was not acceptable to Parrikar, he resigned from the post of and returned to

Parrikar, who took over as the in November 2014, as on March 14, 2017. He died on March 17 this year after a long battle with a pancreatic ailment.

Modi had announced the procurement of a batch of 36 jets after talks with the then French on April 10, 2015, in The final deal was sealed on September 23, 2016.

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First Published: Sun, April 14 2019. 18:45 IST