Former Thivim MLA Kiran Kandolkar today has resigned from the primary membership of BJP. He will be joining Goa Forward Party on Monday.
Kandolkar said that he would be nurturing Thivim and Aldona Assembly constituencies for the upcoming assembly election. “There will be Kandolkar in both the constituencies,” he answered when asked where he would prefer to contest from.
Kandolkar was MLA representing Thivim Assembly constituency on BJP ticket between 2012-17 under the leadership of the then chief minister late Manohar Parrikar.
The BJP leader had said that he would quit the party soon to join GFP as he feels that the national parties have plundered the state.
“I have decided to quit BJP and join GFP after Dussehra (October 25). BJP has no future in Goa and it is time for regional parties to take over the reigns of the coastal state,” he said. The former MLA said that BJP has been taken in the wrong direction after the demise of Parrikar in March 2019.
Kandolkar was chairman of Goa State Horticulture Corporation under the leadershi