Worst time faced by family, says Pawar's daughter

"I want to thank all the political parties who stood by us in our worst times. I want to thank everyone on behalf of our family and all NCP members for standing with us in our worst times," she told reporters outside Parliament House.

Pawar was yesterday slapped by a youth at a public function claiming he was angry with corruption and price rise.

71-year-old Pawar had gone to a literary function at a public auditorium on Parliament Street here when he was slapped by Harvinder Singh, a transporter in his thirties who had assaulted former Telecom Minister Sukhram outside Rohini Court on Saturday after he was sentenced in a corruption case.

Pawar lost his balance but remained unperturbed after the assault and moved towards the exit of the auditorium and got into his waiting car.

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