Goa Polls 2017: BJP to Announce Second List of Candidates on Jan 15
The BJP will announce the second list of its candidates for upcoming Goa Legislative Assembly election on Sunday, state party president Vinay Tendulkar said.
Image for representative purposes only
Panaji: The BJP will announce the second list of its candidates for upcoming Goa Legislative Assembly election on Sunday, state party president Vinay Tendulkar said.
"The second and the final lists of candidates would be announced tomorrow in Delhi," Tendulkar told PTI on Saturday claiming that the announcement will clear tickets for 7-8 candidates.
The party had announced its first list of 29 candidates earlier this week which included 18 sitting legislators including Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar.
Tendulkar said the party will contest polls on its own on 36-37 seats while on the rest, it will support Independent candidates.
The first list which was announced in Delhi had left out three sitting legislators - Vishnu Wagh (St Andre), Ramesh Tawadkar (Canacona) and Anant Shet (Mayem).
While Wagh who remains hospitalised in Mumbai wont be contesting this polls, the party has nominated his brother Ramrao, a professor in Goa University to contest from St Andre constituency, which is largely a Catholic dominated belt. Tawadkar is State Agriculture Minister and Shet is Speaker of Legislative Assembly.
Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.
Recommended For You
- Shraddha Kapoor Left in Tears After Hearing Her Brother Siddhant Sing
- Disha Vakani's Husband Mayur Pandya on Actress' Return to Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah
- 'Down to Earth': Justin Bieber Fell Off a Unicycle and Internet Had a Great Laugh
- Watch: Ducklings Enjoy Makeshift Water Slide Leaving Netizens Amused
- Google Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL to Launch Today: Here’s How to Watch the Live Stream