NCP chief Sharad Pawar and his grand-nephew Parth Pawar | Illustration: Soham Sen
NCP chief Sharad Pawar and his grand-nephew Parth Pawar | ThePrint Team
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Mumbai: NCP leaders Rajesh Tope and Praful Patel on Saturday downplayed party chief Sharad Pawar publicly rebuking his grandnephew Parth for seeking a CBI probe into actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s suicide.

Maharashtra Public Health Minister Tope said the Pawar family is united, while Patel, a Rajya Sabha member, said the issue was a closed chapter.

Parth is the son of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister and the NCP president’s nephew, Ajit Pawar.

“There is unity in the Pawar family…Pawar saheb is the senior-most leader. It is an ideal family. There are no problems,” Tope told reporters in Jalna.

He also described Parth as his “close friend”.

Speaking to reporters in Mumbai, Patel said the issue was “not important”.

“The matter ended after Pawar saheb made the comment.

There is no point in discussing it any further,” he said.

Sharad Pawar had said on Wednesday that he attached “absolutely no importance” to Parth’s demand for a CBI probe into the Rajput case. The NCP chief also termed his grandnephew as “immature”.

Also read: Burden of being a son in toxic Bihari families — What Sushant Singh Rajput’s death tells us


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  1. Today is 16th August. 74 years ago Jinnah gave a call for Direct Action. Bengal Premier Suhrawardy implemented it. Over 4000 people died. Partition became inevitable. Yet not a single mainstream media has covered this piece of history today. And journalists wonder why people don’t believe in journalism but in WhatsApp forwards.


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