Ahead ofÂ state elections,while addressing in a rally on Wednesday at Balapur,Akola the veteran leader and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on has stated that he is still young, and will not rest until he defeates the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra.
â€œSomebody said that i am campaigining in the elections at this age. I am the president of your party. Donâ€™t say it again. Have i become old?â€, Pawar added.
And some one from the energetic in the crowd shouted, “Abhi to main jawan hoon (I am still young)”. Pawar promptly carried on, “Main bhi abhi jawan hoon (me Too Â still young)”. “Don’t worry, I will go home after sending these people (in power) home,” he said.
In the race for Â the upcoming assem bly elections, where NCP and its ally Congress face an daunting task of knocking BJP- Shiv Sena from power as both these opposition parties have witnessed many leaders deserting. Pawar who will turn 79 in December.