Goa meeting polls 2022: BJP might not contest from two Christian-dominated seats


The ruling Bharatiya Janata Occasion (BJP) is probably going subject its candidates in 38 of the 40 Meeting seats in Goa for the February 14 election.

A PTI report, quoting a senior celebration functionary, mentioned the saffron celebration is not going to contest from two Christian-dominated constituencies, specifically Benaulim and Nuvem, which have historically elected candidates fielded on symbols of different events barring the BJP.

At current, Benaulim is represented by Churchill Alemao, who after getting elected on a Nationalist Congress Occasion (NCP) ticket final time, shifted to the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) final month.

Nuvem constituency is represented by Wilfred D’Sa, who had received the final election as a Congress candidate, however later joined the ruling BJP.

“A proper announcement in regards to the candidates could be made after January 16 when the celebration’s parliamentary board approves the listing,” the office-bearer mentioned.

The BJP has been holding conferences of its core committee to finalise the names of the candidates. Former Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadanavis, who’s the celebration’s in-charge for Goa elections, has been chairing conferences attended by the BJP’s state unit president Sadanand Shet Tanavade and chief minister Pramod Sawant, amongst others.

On Thursday, Sawant had instructed reporters that BJP functionaries will go to Delhi on January 15 to carry a gathering with the highest brass, whereas the celebration’s parliamentary board will finalise the names of candidates the subsequent day.

Other than the BJP and the Congress, a number of different events, together with the TMC and Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Occasion (AAP), have joined the election battle within the coastal state in a bid to broaden their political base.

(With company inputs)



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