Following the two BJP contenders who showed their willingness to vacate the seats for allowing the smooth entry of Mr. Parrikar back in the Goan politics, finally the ball has rolled on the name of Siddharth Kunkolienkar and his resignation confirmed that Mr. Parrikar is not leaving Panaji.
BJP formed the government despite being the second majority party in the Goa Legislative Assembly with the help of hoodwinkers who said to have deceived their voters by going against the mandate of the Goans. But forming of a government was not the only victory for the BJP since Mr. Parrikar is no more an MLA in Goa. The fate of BJP is supposed to have rested on the victory of two people in the by polls, Mr. Parrikar from Panaji and Vishwajit Rane from Valpoi.
The Junior Rane had recently said goodbye to his mentor party by resigning and joining BJP thereby acquiring the ministerial berth in the Cabinet. Congress is very much upset on the action was taken by Junior Rane and they have decided to contest the polls against him in Valpoi to defeat him in his own constituency. According to Congress, Vishwajit Rane had deceived the people of Valpoi by joining BJP to whom he always criticizing even during the elections.
There were various speculations about the Parrikar’s re-entry into the Goan Politics but finally, he came back to Goa leaving the most prestigious post of Defence Minister in Delhi only to find himself struggling for the decision of where to contest the forthcoming election from. According to the sources, Mr. Parrikar was not sure about Panaji and hence he had kept an option of another constituency but finally the decision of Siddharth Kunkoliencar paved his way to contest the bypoll from Panaji.
Siddharth Kunkoliencar had tendered his resignation today to the speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly Mr. Pramod Sawant. The legislator was first elected from the seat in the by-election held in 2015 when Parrikar was elevated to the Union Cabinet and the second time he defeated the Taleigao heavyweight Babush Monseratte with a negligible margin of votes.
Parrikar had sworn in as a chief minister of Goa after forming the coalition government without being elected as an MLA but according to the law, he has to get elected within six months time to retain the position of a chief minister of Goa. Although Parrikar is confident of winning the Panaji seat with Majority but everything will depend on all the other contenders who are going to cross their swords with Parrikar in the forthcoming by-elections, said the sources.
What is your opinion? Do you think Mr. Parrikar will get re-elected from Panaji? What about Babush Monseratte? who was claiming to contest against Parrikar if he comes back to Goa? Will Babush Contest from Panaji this time? There is a possibility of AAP chief ministerial candidate Elvis Gomes might contest against Parrikar in Panaji, do you think he will have the chances of winning from Panaji? Please do share your views on this issue.
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