"If Gavit gets his daughter to contest the Lok Sabha election as a candidate of a communal party like BJP, I will write to the Chief Minister to expel him from the ministry and he will also cease to be in the NCP," Pawar told reporters.
Pawar said he was confident that Gavit will not let him take this extreme step. "Rules have to be followed by everyone," he said.
It is being speculated that Gavit's daughter Heena is set to be the BJP nominee from Nandurbar, which is currently held by Congress's Manikrao Gavit for nine consecutive terms.
(With agency inputs)