Sharad Pawar may contest 2019 General elections

By  Tanisha Tiwari | Updated:  Feb 08, 2019, 04:02 PM

sharad pawar lok sabha elections 2019

Sharad Pawar president of Nationalist Congress Party(NCP) has decided to contest the Lok Sabha elections 2019. Sharad Pawar on Friday announced that he will be contesting the coming 2019 General elections from the Madha seat in Western Maharashtra.

According to sources top NCP leaders including Sharad Pawar, Jayant Patil, Chagan Bhujbal and sitting Madha Lok Sabha MP Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil met at Baramati Hostel in Pune when the decision was taken.

Reports say that in the meeting it was decided that Sharad Pawar will be contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and the incumbent MP Vijaysinh Mohite Patilwill not be offered any ticket for the coming elections. It is seen that the decision of providing no ticket to the MP has raised issues and anger among his supporters in the state. Reports also state Vijaysinh Mohite Patil will be giving his seat to his son Ranjitsinh Mohite-Patil in the Madha constituency.

In the 2014 elections Sharad Pawar confirmed that he will not be contesting the coming elections after serving the nation for more than 50 years. However, NCP has decided to contest for 25 out of the 48 seats in the state.

NCP president Sharad Pawar’s daughter Supriya Phule will be contesting from Baramati.

 



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