PANAJI: MGP today has announced its first list of 10 candidates ahead of the Goa Assembly Elections scheduled for February 14.
The MGP and TMC are currently in an alliance for the Goa Assembly Elections scheduled for February 14.
As per the list, Jeet Arolkar will contest from Mandrem, Rajan Korgaonkar from Pernem, Naresh Sawal from Bicholim, Pravin Zantye from Mayem. Vishwesh Prabhu from Valpoi, Deepak Dhavalikar from Priol.
FurtherDr Ketan Bhatikar from Ponda, Sanket Mule from Shiroda, Sudin Dhavalikar from Marcaim and Vinayak Alias Balaji Gauns from Sanvordem.
“Today we have announced the first list of 10 candidates, the second list will be announced tomorrow,” said MGP President Deepak Dhavalikar
The MGP had won three out of the 40 assembly seats in the 2017 state elections, but its two legislators later defected to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the ruling party in the coastal state, leaving only Sudin Dhavalikar, the elder of the two Dhavalikar siblings, as the party’s representative in the state’s legislature.
MGP held talks with several parties, including the Congress, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the TMC to form an alliance against the BJP, Deepak Dhavalikar said. “But as time passed, it was important for us to make a decision. There are other parties that could join our alliance later,” he said.
“The BJP has been trying to woo our candidates, making it important for us to take a quick decision. We have to work to bring a new direction in the state.” he said