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BJP announces list of 22 candidates for Goa assembly elections

NetIndian News Network

New Delhi, February 6, 2012

The Bharatiya Janata Party has announced a list of 22 candidates for the March 3 elections to the 40-member Goa Legislative Assembly.

The party has left eight seats for its ally, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) and will back an independent candidate in one seat.
The candidates for the remaining nine seats to be contested by the party will be announced later.
The list includes Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar and eight other sitting MLAs.
The candidates were finalised at a meeting of the party's Central Election Committee held here yesterday with BJP president Nitin Gadkari in the chair. The meeting was attended by senior BJP leaders L K Advani, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley.
The following is the list:
1. Mandrem                 Laxmikant Yeshwant Parsekar, MLA
2. Pernem (SC)           Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar
3. Mapusa                    Francis D’Souza, Dy Leader MLA
4. Siolim                       Dayanand Rayu Mandrekar, MLA
5. Saligao                     Dilip Dnyaneshwar Parulekar, MLA
6. Calangute                 Michael V. Lobo
7. Porvorim                   Govind Parwatkar
8. Aldona                      Glenn Souza Ticlo
9. Panaji                       Manohar Parrikar, MLA (Leader of Opposition)
10. Taleigao                 Dattaprasad Madhukar Naik
11. St. Andre                Vishnu Surya Wagh
12. Maem                      Anant Vishnu Shet
13. Sanquelim               Pramod Pandurang Sawant
14. Poriem                     Vishwajit Krishnarao Rane
15. Valpoi                      Satyavijay Subrai Naik
16. Siroda                      Mahadev Narayan Naik, MLA
17. Mormugao               Milind Sagun Naik, MLA
18. Vasco-Da-Gama    Carlos Almeida
19. Cortalim                   Matanhy Saldanha
20. Fatorda                    Damodar (Damu) Gajanan Naik, MLA
21. Cuncolim                 Subhash @ Rajan Kashinath Naik
22. Canacona                Ramesh Bombo Tawadkar, MLA
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