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Goa Election 2022 | CM Pramod Sawant To Contest From Sanquelim, Deputy CM Manohar Ajgaonkar From Margao: BJP

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will contest from the Sanquelim seat and his deputy Manohar Ajgaonkar from the Ajgaonkar Assembly constituency in the upcoming state polls.

Updated: January 20, 2022 1:47 PM IST

By News Desk | Edited by Snigdha Choudhury

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant
According to the Zee News-DesignBoxed opinion poll, Goa CM Pramod Sawant emerged as the most preferred choice for chief minister in the upcoming state Assembly election.

New Delhi: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will again contest from Sanquelim seat while his deputy Manohar Ajgaonkar will contest from Margao Assembly constituency in the upcoming state polls, the BJP said. The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday released a list of 34 candidates for the Goa Assembly Election scheduled to take place on February 14.

Releasing the list of candidates, BJP’s Goa in-charge Devendra Fadnavis said sitting MLA from Panjim has been given the ticket to contest from the seat instead of former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s son.

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“Sitting MLA from Panjim has been given the ticket, (not Utpal Parrikar- son of late former CM Manohar Parrikar). We offered him alternatives, he refused the first one. Talks on with him. We feel he should agree,” Devendra Fadnavis said.

Fadnavis said the BJP ushered in a new era of development Goa in the last 10 years while also ensuring stability.

The elections for the 40-member Goa Assembly will be held in single phase on February 14.

With the entry of the AAP and TMC in the poll arena, the election is expected to be a multi-cornered one this time.

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