BJP announces its final Goa list, denies ticket to Siddhesh Naik, Janita Madkaikar gets ticket


Panaji:  Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday announced its second and final list of candidates for upcoming Goa Legislative Assembly fielding Speaker of the House Rajesh Patnekar from his traditional constituency of Bicholim.

Interestingly , the party refused ticket to Siddhesh, son of Union Minister Shripad Naik from Cumbharjua Assembly constituency while fielding Jainita, wife of former minister and sitting MLA Pandurang Madkaikar from the constituency.

Earlier, last week, the party had announced names of 34 candidates out of 40 seats. On Wednesday, the party announced names of rest of the six candidates.

BJP has given ticket to its sitting MLA Antonio Fernandes from St Cruz constituency while Joseph Sequeira, who joined the party on Tuesday, has been fielded from Calangute Assembly constituency.

Antonio Barbosa will contest from Curtorim Assembly contituency while Narayan Naik from Cortalim constituency. BJP’s sitting MLA from Cortalim constituency Alina Saldanha had recently quit the party to join AAP.


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