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Pawar's statement on father insensitive, says Parrikar's son

Press Trust of India  |  Panaji 

Former Manohar Parrikar's son described as insensitive NCP chief Sharad Pawar's remark that the late leader relinquished his post at the Centre and returned to because he did not agree with the fighter jet deal.

In a statement issued here, Utpal said the Parrikar family was saddened to read Pawar's remarks.

"This is yet another unfortunate and insensitive attempt to invoke my father's name to push blatant falsehood for political gains," he said.

Addressing reporters in Kolhapur on Saturday, Pawar had said, "The deal was not acceptable to Parrikar. He therefore quit as and returned to "

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

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First Published: Mon, April 15 2019. 17:30 IST