Panaji election campaign ends

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Panaji: The high-voltage election campaign for Panaji by-poll ended today evening. The election for the constituency is scheduled on May 19.

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Total 22,482 voters are eligible to vote for the six candidates who are in fray.

BJP, who has been dominating the constituency, has nominated Siddharth Kunkolienkar as their candidate. Kunkolienkar had won twice from the assembly seat in absence of Parrikar, when he was elevated to Central cabinet as Union Defence Minister.

Congress has fielded its former Minister Atanasio Monserratte, who is currently facing rape charges

Former RSS Goa Chief Subhash Velingkar is contesting his first election on Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) ticket. Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has fielded Valmiki Naik, who had lost 2017 State Assembly election against Kunkolienkar.

There are also two Independent candidates-Dilip Ghadi and Vijai More.

Off shore casino, Smart City scam, criminal cases of Monserratte ruled the month long campaign.

The counting is scheduled on May 23

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