Mumbai: While there are veteran leaders leaving the Nationalist Congress Party in a week, there are new aspirants willing to take on the reigns from the Pawar family. The talk of Parth, son of Ajit Pawar, former deputy chief minister likely to enter politics was doing the rounds at the time people began questioning the future of NCP. Many aides of Pawar feel, Parth is likely to contest from Maval in Pune district in the 2019 elections. Pawar, however, refused to comment at this juncture.
“My son is mature enough to take his own decisions. As for giving him a ticket, it will be taken by the party,” said Pawar. Pune district was once a bastion of NCP till the 2014. In the Lok Sabha (LS) and assembly polls, the NCP was thrown out from this district. Also, many leaders have left the party, that is why old timers feel Parth joining mainstream politics will help to regain the party’s foothold.
At present, NCP does not have strong candidate in the Maval LS constituency, that is why Parth’s name has been pushed by a youth group in the party. They strongly believe, a young leader may attract votes for their party which will help NCP to regain their bastion. Recently, Parth participated in few public functions during Ganpati festival and in few programmes organised by NCP.