Joshua D’Souza is Mapusa MLA

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Panaji: BJP candidate Joshua D’Souza, son of former Deputy CM late Francis D’Souza wrestled Mapusa assembly constituency seat with a margin of 1151 votes, the election official said.

The by-election in this constituency was held after sitting MLA Francis D’Souza expired earlier this year.

Joshua was fielded by BJP on their ticket in this constituency which was represented by his father for more than two decades.

Joshua polled 11,167 votes against Congress Sudhir Kandolkar who garnered 10,016 votes.

Speaking to media after victory, Joshua said that he would carry forward his father legacy in the constituency and will work for the people and party.

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