Monserratte reiterates decision to contest Panaji by-election as Independent


Panaji: Atanasio Monserratte on Tuesday reiterated his decision to contest as an Independent candidate for by-election in Panaji Assembly constituency.

 “I will be contesting as an Independent for Panaji by-election. I will not be contesting on Goa Forward Party ticket, as I don’t want the party to face same fate as that of MGP,” Monserratte told reporters on Tuesday in Panaji.

 When asked whether he would seek support of Congress in Panaji by-election, Monserratte said “I look forward for the support of everyone.” “The main intention is to defeat the political opponents,” he said.


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