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Eight days before his death Parrikar wanted to campaign for Modi: Devendra Fadnavis

Devendra Fadnavis. Photograph:( DNA )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 14, 2019, 10.11 PM (IST)

A day after Nationalist Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar claimed that late BJP leader Manohar Parrikar quit defence ministry because he did not agree with the Rafale jet deal, Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis abrogated his claims and said that it was not right to give such statements after his death.

"Giving statements like this after his death is not right. Manohar Parrikar ji had given a reply to this. Rahul ji too had attempted to say something like this earlier. It was a crass joke but Manohar ji was alive then, so he could give a reply", Fadnavis said.

Fadnavis further said that just eight days before his death Parrikar had said that he should get the chance to campaign for Modi ji in at least two rallies as there won't be a PM like him.

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Recently Pawar had claimed that Parrikar returned to Goa and quit as defence minister as he did not agree with the Rafale deal, in which the opposition has alleged corruption.

Parrikar, who died last month of cancer, had said that he always wanted to work in Goa. He returned as the state's chief minister after the assembly polls in 2017 amid demands by BJP's allies that he should be leading the alliance government.

(With inputs from PTI)
 

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Recently Pawar had claimed that Parrikar returned to Goa and quit as defence minister as he did not agree with the Rafale deal, in which the opposition has alleged corruption.