'It's enough': Sharad Pawar mulls quitting politics

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  1. Yusuf

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    NEW DELHI: Having lost not even one election in the 45 years of his political career so far, union minister and veteran politician Sharad Pawar has said he wants to bid adieu to politics now to make way for the younger generation.

    "It's enough... It is the responsibility of people like me to encourage younger people and younger leadership to continue to work in (his) political party," Pawar, the union agriculture minister, said in a TV interview.

    Having won the Lok Sabha elections eight times since he first entered the Indian parliament in March 1985, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief said he won't be contesting in the next general polls scheduled in 2014.

    "I don't want to contest (the) next Lok Sabha elections because this year I will complete 45 years. I entered politics in 1967 since then continuously I am getting elected... Fortunately I never lost the elections," he told CNN-IBN.

    Pawar founded the NCP in 1999 after breaking away from the Congress. He has held the posts of defence minister and has been chief minister of Maharashtra thrice.

    His daughter Supriya Sule is already in active politics and is Lok Sabha MP from Maharashtra.

    His nephew Ajit Pawar is also a prominent politician in the state and is the deputy chief minister of the state.

    But the 72-year-old politician said it was unlikely that some one from his family will succeed him as the head of the NCP.

    "I don't believe in projecting anybody. The NCP does not believe in dynastic politics. We have a good team in the NCP. We'd like to encourage good team and ultimately they have to prove (themselves)," he said.

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  3. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    He will quit?

    That will be news!

    So long one is in politics, his activities is well protected.

    It can never be the same through proxies!
     
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    warriorextreme Senior Member Senior Member

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    i guess that slap really shook his head...
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    :rofl: :rofl:

    He is too thick skinned!

    He is a genuine 100% Indian politician!
     
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    JAISWAL Senior Member Senior Member

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    i dont think these politiciens have any sharm or any think like to quit the politics and easy money.
     
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    not Untill he is dead 10 times,,,
     
  8. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    Wily fox.

    Now it is 2014!
     
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    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    We should celebrate the day he steps down as Diwali, the slaying of the Daemon who caused so much suffering,poverty and suicides in India.
     
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    The spivvy swine is still mulling ? Its so unfortunate for India and Indians.
    The douche bag should have died of shame after being slapped by Harvinder Singh.
     
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    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

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    Sau Chuhe Khaya ke , Billi Challi Haz ko...

    Ab thapar parane lage hain Na...
     
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    Pawar spells Power!
     
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    Gr8 he is already invested for his retirement plans.. every Indian know about it ......
     
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    Perhaps he realises that his Prime ministerial ambitions are very unlikely to be fulfilled..so this drama.

    Perhaps he thought, best to sit back, lord over his fiefdom and let the next generation go where no Pawar has gone before..10 Race Course road.
     
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    All said and done I would pick Pawar over a Mayawati or Mamta Bannerjee.
     
  16. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    I don't believe Pawar.

    It is as simple as that!

    It is not that I rate him as the average politicians.

    He is sly, totally Chanakya like, a survivor and he will hardly retire!

    He will keep all guessing!
     
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    He thinks that he has got his full share of the loot, now he must retire to give way for his kiths and kins to continue the great tradition. Somethimes too much is a bit dangerous, he is a smart guy, knows when to say quits.
     
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    I am rather happy for him to steeping down and i guess he is stepping down because next time he will LOOSE so to avoid pride.

    This is the Idiot who told i will rather waste the Grain's to animals than giving free to poor.
     

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