Sharad Pawar meets the farmers; nephew grandson bathed with 'gulal'

MUMBAI: On a boss day Sharad pawar He dated farmers who lost crops due to premature rains, his nephew grandson Rohit Pawar was celebrating his victory in the October 21 Assembly elections.

Pawar visited the Nashik district on Friday to review crop losses due to rains and asked the government to help farmers.

Even while the 79-year-old leader listened to the problems of farmers affected by the rains, Rohit Pawar, 34, was being bathed with 'gulal' in a large procession, comprising 30 JCB machines, in Jamkhed.

He has won the Karjat-Jamkhed Assembly seat, defeating Minister Maharashtra BJP.

After a television channel highlighted this contrast, the newly elected MLA offered an explanation, saying his original plan was to inspect the crops in the area.

He had come to this area to inspect crop damage due to non-seasonal rains. But the (party) workers insisted they wanted to take out a procession, he said.

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