PANAJI: BJP State President Sadanand Tanavade said that he is ready to go to the Rajya Sabha if party gives him an opportunity.
“Definitely, if party wants me to go I will go. My party workers may also want me to go as Rajya Sabha MP. But, it has to come from the party,” he said.
No one has told me anything officially though, he asserted.
Meanwhile, Tanavade has also expressed the belief of winning the South Goa Lok Sabha seat. Tanavade has expressed his belief that he will win the South Goa seat with a margin of at least 30,000 votes in next year’s Lok Sabha elections.
In the last Lok Sabha elections, Shripad Naik of BJP was elected from North Goa and Francis Sardinha of Congress was elected from South Goa. BJP has already started preparations for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
As part of the same preparation, Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting at Fonda and announced the election. He also expressed his belief that BJP will win both the seats.
Meanwhile, the term of BJP’s incumbent MP Vinay Tendulkar, who went to the Rajya Sabha from Goa, ends in July. Tendulkar’s 6-year Rajya Sabha tenure ends on July 28. He was elected to the Rajya Sabha on 31 July 2017. BJP is in power in the state.
BJP has the largest number of MLAs. Therefore, there is a possibility that BJP’s candidate will win the Rajya Sabha elections. Rajya Sabha elections can be held on July 23.