Panaji: BJP South Goa MP Narendra Sawaikar was the first candidate to file his nomination papers from the South Goa Lok Sabha seat.
Chief Electoral officer (CEO) today issued notification for the Parliamentary elections in North and South Goa and by-polls in Mandrem, Shiroda and Mapusa assembly constituencies. As such, with this, the process for filing the nominations has begun.
Sawaikar filed his nomination papers before the South returning officer. He was accompanied by Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant, Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai, Ayush Minister Shripad Naik, Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar and State BJP Ministers and MLA.
Naik, BJP’s North Goa candidate is set to file his nomination on Friday.
The last date for filing the nomination process is April 4, scrutiny will take place on April 5 and withdrawals on April 8.
The polls are schedule on April 23 and counting on May 23.