"I won't contest any election in future and shall
remain loyal to Congress," he said while addressing a special
meeting of his supporters and local Congress leaders at his
native place Loni yesterday.
"The Congress party has given me everything and hence
I will never do anything to defame the party or bring defeat
to its candidates."
Patil said he had got opportunity to work under late
Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi, and under the
leadership of Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
He asked his followers to work unitedly for the
victory of all the seven Congress-NCP candidates in the
district in the October 13 Assembly polls.
Patil suffered his first-ever defeat in Lok Sabha
polls in 2004 when BJP's Haribhau Rathod trounced him.
In 2009, Patil was ignored by the party in ticket
distribution and Rathod, now in Congress, was renominated, but
he lost to Shiv Sena's Bhavana Gawali.
Yavatmal: Senior Congress leader and five-
time Lok Sabha member from Yavatmal Uttamrao Patil has said he
wont's contest any election in future.
First Published: Tuesday, October 06, 2009, 23:03