Panaji: The race for BJP ticket from Panaji constituency for upcoming by-election is heading for a major twist with several leaders and cadres supporting candidature of Utpal, son of Manohar Parrikar.
Election Commission of India is yet to announce dates for Panaji by election but entire focus is around Utpal, who has been away from the politics till date.
The party was contemplating ticket to be given to Siddharth Kuncolienkar, former MLA from this constituency, but now tide seems to be in favour of Utpal.
Party feels that Utpal is correct person to take ahead legacy of his father.
Utpal has never been active in politics even when Parrikar was heading the government or active in the centre. But he has been actively commenting on political scenario in the State through social media.