NCP won’t field nominee against Munde kin for Lok Sabha bypoll: Sharad Pawar

Pawar was speaking at an all party condolence meeting for Gopinath Munde.

By: Press Trust of India | Mumbai | Published:June 21, 2014 9:51 pm
Sharad Pawar Pawar recalled Munde’s humble upbringing and his contribution to Maharashtra’s development.

NCP will not field any candidate for Beed Lok Sabha bypoll if BJP were to field a member of Gopinath Munde’s family, Sharad Pawar said here on Saturday.

He was speaking at an all party condolence meeting for Munde, former Union minister, who passed away after a road accident on June 3.

Pawar recalled Munde’s humble upbringing and his contribution to Maharashtra’s development.

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh described Munde as a champion of poor and farmers. “I am sure that Mundeji’s daughter Pankaja will try to fill the void caused by his demise,” Singh said.

Shiv Sena president Uddhav Thackeray said both Munde and late Pramod Mahajan had ties with the Thackeray family. He assured Pankaja that he would always support her like a brother.

Smriti Irani, Piyush Goyal and Rajiv Pratap Rudy were among those present on the occasion.

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    Champakbhai
    Jun 21, 2014 at 8:39 pm
    Till today I was against what Pawar is all about but this time by his compulsion or his understanding he admires Late G Munday and decides to leave his M P seat uncontested by his party which seems to be generous and less partisan approach in helping the state and nation of India and I admire him for that.C Patel 725 w 135 st N Y N Y 10031
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