Pune, Sep 29: NCP President Sharad Pawar, speaking on his 'retirement' from active politics said that only 'sanction' from people would decide as to who will be his political successor.
In an interview to a Marathi news channel, Pawar was reacting to a question on speculations about his MP daughter Supriya Sule or nephew Maharashtra minister Ajit Pawar, being his possible successors in politics.
Strongly refusing the media reports that relation between Ajit and Supriya could sour in future, the NCP chief said, "Ajit is guiding Supriya and giving her strength in her political career."
"Ajit has been in Maharashtra politics for the last 20 years and has won assembly elections five times proving his abilities. The two share a good rapport," he added.
"Supriya's area of interest is mainly in national and international affairs as well as education and developmental projects. There is no need for any conflict (of interests) between the two," he noted.
On talks of his retirement, Pawar said, "All those in public life have to decide one day how long one should continue in electoral politics".