“I have decided to stop. This will enable me to devote maximum time to party work. I am not averse to being in the Rajya Sabha. Biennial elections to the Upper House of Parliament will be held in March,” the 73 year old Union Agriculture minister told the NCP workers.
“I have been contesting and winning elections for 47 years. But now people want new faces and NCP will promote youth and women,” Pawar said while addressing to the reporters.