5 Facts About Sharad Pawar

1. In 2018, Sharad Pawar asked party members to felicitate him with the pagadi of social reformer Mahatma Phule, instead of the usual Puneri Pagadi worn by peshwas (prime ministers) of the Maratha Empire.

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2. In January 2012, Sharad Pawar announced that he would not contest the 2014 Lok Sabha election in order to make way for younger leadership.

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3. In May 2017, Sharad Pawar ruled out being a candidate for the June 2017 Indian presidential election.

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4. In the 1996 General elections, Sharad Pawar won the Baramati seat in the Lok Sabha and left the state assembly.

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5. On 26 June 1991, Sharad Pawar took over that portfolio, continuing till March 1993.

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