Pramod Sawant : BJP likely to declare list of candidates by Jan 16

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Panaji, Jan 13 : The Bharatiya Janata Party will declare list of candidates for Goa Assembly elections by January 16, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Thursday.

“The names of shortlisted candidates have been sent to Delhi. The Parliamentary Board of the party will decide and declare the names by January 16,” Dr Sawant told reporters after attending the party’s core committee meeting here.

Former Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar too said that the announcement of the candidates would be made by 16th or 17th of this month.

Union Minister Shripad Naik said the name of 37 candidates have been cleared by the election committee of the party and sent to Parliamentary Board for approval.

Till date, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has announced name of 25 candidates, Congress 15, while Goa Forward Party has announced name of two candidates.

Congress has pre-poll alliance with the Goa Forward Party (GFP).

Trinamool Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party have not announced name of any candidates yet.

Goa will go to polls in single phase on February 14.


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