Panaji: An influential BJP minister from Bardez taluka was trying to woo Congress party to field its candidates to split the votes of opposition.
It is learnt that the minister has already held series of meetings with Congress leaders urging them to field candidates in Bardez.
The move is a strategy to split votes of opposition so that the BJP candidates can wade through the situation.
A senior congress leader on the condition of anonymity said that the second list of candidates which is expected to be declared on Tuesday evening, may have these candidates crucially fielded against those already fielded by those who are opposing the BJP.
All eyes are now on the second list, which will reveal whether BJP minister has succeeded in winning over Congress or not.