BJP Announces 21 Candidates out of 37 for 2017 Goa Assembly Polls

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BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) has decided to fight on total 37 seats out of total 40 seats in the state assembly for the upcoming polls and today they have made an announcement of 21 confirmed candidates. In this first list, most of the winning candidates have been covered including the recently joined congress rebel. Surprisingly this list does not include the name of Cumbarjua candidate.

According to the sources, the BJP has made a formal announcement of the names of 21 candidates in the 40 seat Goa assembly in their first phase which basically includes the sitting MLAs of the party including the Dabolim MLA who left Congress and joined BJP recently. The sources have revealed that BJP is going to contest only 37 seats in the 40 seat go assembly and the announcement of the rest of the names will soon be done, said the sources.

THE NAMES OF THE CONFIRMED CANDIDATES

LAXMIKANT PARSEKAR – MANDREM

FRANCIS D’SOUZA – MAPUSA

GLEN TILCO – ALDONA

KIRAN KANDOLKAR – THIVIM

DAYANAND MANDREKAR – SIOLIM

MICHEAL FERNANDES – CALANGUTE

DILIP PARULEKAR – SALIGAO

SIDDHARTH KUNCOLIENKAR – PANAJI

DATTAPRASAD NAIK – TALEIGAO

DR. PRAMOD SAWANT – SANKHALI

RAJESH PATNEKAR – BICHOLIM

MAHADEV NAIK – SHIRODA

SUBHASH PHALDESAI – SANGUEM

NILESH CABRAL – CURCHOREM

RAJAN NAIK – CUNCOLIM

DAMU NAIK – FATORDA

ARTHUR DSILVA – CURTORIM

CARLOS ALMEIDA – VASCO

MAUVIN GODINHO – DABOLIM

MILIND NAIK – MORMUGAO

ALINA SALDHANA – CORTALIM

Besides the above, the following names are under consideration for the their respective constituencies.

RAMESH TAWADKAR

VIJAI PAI KHOT – CANACONA

TONY FERNANDES

RAMARAO WAGH – ST. ANDRE

ANIL HOBLE

GIRISH UKSAIKAR

HEMANT GOLATKAR – ST. CRUZ

The candidates for the following constituencies are yet to be decided by the BJP

MAYEM, SANVORDEM, PERNEM, CUMBARJUA, PONDA, PRIOL, MADKAI, MARGAO, NAVELIM, VALPOI, PORIEM AND QUEPEM

According to the BJP party president Mr. Vinay Tendulkar, the party will contest only 37 seats and will support the independent candidates from the three constituencies namely Benaulim, Velim and Nuem.

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