" Comments about Father Insensitive" : Manohar Parrikar's son of Sharad Pawar

NEW DELHI: Late defence minister Manohar Parrikar's son Utpal on Monday said that NCP chief Sharad Pawar's remarks about his father were "unfortunate and insensitive" and urged him to desist from such comments.

Pawar had said that the late defence minister had relinquished his post at the Centre and returned to Goa because he did not agree with the Rafale fighter jet deal.



In a letter to the NCP chief, Utpal said Parrikar family was saddened to read Pawar's remarks.

"This is yet another unfortunate and insensitive attempt to invoke my father's name to push blatant falsehood for political gains," he said.
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Addressing reporters in Kolhapur on Saturday, Pawar had said, "The Rafale deal was not acceptable to Parrikar. He therefore quit as defence minister and returned to Goa."

Parrikar, who took over as defence minister in November 2014, was sworn in as Goa chief minister on March 14, 2017. He died on March 17 this year after a long battle with a pancreatic cancer.

(With agency inputs)

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